The NBA has today announced that there will be five pre-season games being played in four countries in October with Berlin, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey the focus of the European scene.

Brazil and China are the other two countries that will stage pre-season encounters.

The Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings and the San Antonio Spurs are the five teams that will feature in these five fixtures with the Spurs heading to Europe to face Alba Berlin at the O2 World in the German capital on October 8 and Fenerbahce at the Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul on October 11, as TalkBasket reported on Wednesday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will face off against the Miami Heat at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 11 as Cavs center Anderson Varejao will play his first game in his home country.

The tour concludes with two fixtures between the Nets and the Kings at the MasterCard Center in Beijing, China on October 12 and 15.

“As the passion for the game continues to grow globally we are focused on finding unique and meaningful ways to connect with fans worldwide, and the NBA Global Games are part of those efforts,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

“Basketball brings people together across cultural and geographic lines, and these games are a great opportunity for our fans to experience the excitement of the NBA first-hand.”