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Basketball: LeBron's Cavs to battle Heat in Brazil

LeBron James will play his first game against his former team in an exhibition game in Rio de Janeiro.

CLEVELAND: LeBron James will play his first game against his former team when the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Brazil in October for the NBA's second ever exhibition game in South America. The Cleveland-Miami Heat exhibition contest on October 11 in Rio de Janeiro is part of the National Basketball Association's Global Games series.

James' Cavaliers open the pre-season at home against Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv on October 5. James re-signed with Cleveland as a free agent last month after four seasons with Miami where he won two titles.

The Cavaliers released their pre-season schedule Friday announcing they will also play October 15 against Indiana in Cincinnati and against Chicago in Columbus on October 20 on Ohio State University's campus.

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