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China to host two NBA preseason games in October

By QIU QUANLIN in Shenzhen ( Updated: 2015-03-25 15:46

Two NBA preseason games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers will be held in China in October, the National Basketball Association announced in Shenzhen on Wednesday.

The Clippers and Hornets will play the NBA's first game in Shenzhen on Oct 11, followed by a rematch in Shanghai on Oct 14.

The games in China will be part of NBA Global Games in 2015, with additional games to be announced at a later date, according to the association.

The games in China will also feature a variety of off-court activities including NBA Cares Community programs. NBA first organized games in China in 2004, with two exhibition games between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing.

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