The Dallas Mavericks announced their 2023 preseason schedule on Wednesday, which tips off against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023.
Dallas and Minnesota will go head-to-head in two games on Oct. 5 and 7 at 11 a.m. CT (8 p.m. local time) at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Following their matchups with the Timberwolves, the Mavericks will continue their international exploits against Luka Dončić’s former club, Real Madrid, in Spain on Oct. 10. It will mark Dallas’ first preseason game against a non-NBA team on foreign soil since it faced Alba Berlin in Berlin, Germany, and FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, in 2012.
The Mavericks will conclude their exhibition slate at home against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. CT.
The Mavericks will open the 2023-24 regular season on the road against Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs on Oct. 25.