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Thunder to play two 2016-17 preseason games in Spain

Sagrada Familia Enters Final Construction Phase

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 26: A general view of the Passion’s facade of ‘La Sagrada Familia’ on October 26, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.'La Sagrada Familia’ Foundation announced on October 21 that the temple has entered final construction phase. The first stone was laid on March 19, 1882 following the Neo-gothic design drawn up by the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano, the first architect of the ‘Sagrada Familia’. Antoni Gaudi took over the design of the Sagrada Familia in 1883 until his death on June 10, 1926 due to a traffic accident. The main projects being undertaken over the coming years are the construction of the west sacristy, the central towers and the Tower of Jesus which will eventually be crowned with a cross 170 metres above the ground level. According to ‘La Sagrada Familia’ Foundation, the temple could be finished in the first third of the 21st century. More than 3 million people visit the temple each year. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will play two preseason games in Spain as part of the NBA Global Games Europe 2016.

The NBA and Euroleague made a joint announcement on Wednesday.

The Thunder will play Real Madrid, a nine-time Euroleague Champion and 33-time Spanish League Champion, on Oct. 3. Oklahoma City will then travel to Barcelona to face 18-time Spanish League Champion and two-time Euroleague Champion FC Barcelona Lassa on Oct. 5.

Last season, the Thunder made their fourth Western Conference finals appearance in six years.

In March, the NBA announced that the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans will play preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 as part of the NBA Global Games 2016.