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Tel Aviv and Miami are first opponents on Cavs preseason schedule
The match-up in Miami will be played in Brazil

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M.L. Schultze
Anderson Varejao will be playing in his home country -- against the Miami Heat.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will begin their preseason with a home game against new Head Coach David Blatt’s former club, the Israeli-league Maccabi Tel Aviv. 

Then the Cavs – led by LeBron James -- head to Rio d Janeiro to play the Miami Heat – the team that James just left. Cavs center Anderson Varejao is from Brazil. 

The preseason begins Oct. 5, and the last game is Oct. 22.

The team released its preseason schedule today, but hasn’t yet publicly set prices or broadcast details.





Time (EST)

Sunday, Oct. 5              

vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)          

Quicken Loans Arena

(Cleveland, OH)                              

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 11              

vs. Miami Heat           

HSBC Arena

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)^  


Tuesday, Oct. 14             

vs. Milwaukee Bucks               

Quicken Loans Arena

(Cleveland, OH)                              

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15          

vs. Indiana Pacers     

Cintas Center, Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)* 

7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17           

vs. Dallas Mavericks               

Quicken Loans Arena

(Cleveland, OH)                             

7:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 20      

vs. Chicago Bulls       

Schottenstein Center, Ohio State (Columbus, OH)*      

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22         

at Memphis Grizzlies              


(Memphis, TN)

8:00 p.m.


* Denotes Cavaliers home game at neutral site

^ Denotes NBA Global game

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