Celtics headed to Milan, Istanbul for preseason games

The NBA officially announced this morning that the Celtics will play in two preseason games in October against European clubs as part of its NBA Europe 2012 Live.

The Celtics will play Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul on Oct. 5 at Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul and then play EA7 Emporio Armani at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan on Oct. 7. The Dallas Mavericks are also part of the tour and will play Alba Berlin on Oct. 6 in Germany.

The Celtics could have a different look with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen as free agents, but they remain an international draw.

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