The NBA preseason schedule will begin with an Oct. 5 game in Istanbul between the Boston Celtics and Turkish basketball power Fenerbahce Ulker, the league announced Thursday when it released the 115-game preseason schedule.

Nine of the games will be played internationally.

Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Milan, Italy; Mexico City, Beijing and Shanghai are among the sites for preseason games.

The final preseason game is Oct. 26.