Thursday July 31st, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets will open preseason play with a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in Brooklyn.

Led by former coach David Blatt, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Maccabi Tel Aviv won the 2014 Euroleague championship, beating Real Madrid 98-86. Former Boston College standout Tyrese Rice was named the tournament's Final Four MVP. It was the club's sixth Euroleague championship. 

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The teams will play Oct. 7 at the Barclays Center. The Nets will also play two games against the Sacramento Kings in China. 

- Alex Hampl

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