The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that the team will prepare for the 2019-20 regular season with four preseason games, beginning on Oct. 7 and concluding on Oct. 15. The slate of games will feature two home contests at the newly transformed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Mon., Oct. 7 versus San Lorenzo de Almagro of Argentina’s Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB) and Tues., Oct. 15 versus the Boston Celtics. The team will hit the road for two away contests on Fri., Oct. 11 against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena and Sun., Oct. 13 against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
San Lorenzo de Almagro, the reigning Argentinean championship team, plays its home games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of the LNB. The game will mark the club’s second time facing an NBA team during NBA preseason and the second game in NBA history between an Argentinean team and an NBA franchise (San Lorenzo de Almagro previously faced the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Ontario, on Oct. 14, 2016). The matchup will also mark the sixth time the Cavaliers have faced an international opponent in preseason play (2006-Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, 2009-Athens Olympiacos, 2010-CSKA Moscow, 2012-Montepaschi Siena, 2014-Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv).
2019 CAVALIERS PRESEASON SCHEDULE (all times Eastern):
Monday, Oct. 7 vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro (Argentina) – 6:00 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Friday, Oct. 11 @ Detroit – 7:00 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, Oct. 13 @ Boston – 3:00 p.m. at TD Garden
Tuesday, Oct. 15 vs. Boston – 7:00 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse