NBA Heat to play Clippers in China

NBA Heat to play Clippers in China

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NBA champion Miami Heat will play two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in China this fall.

The teams will meet Oct. 11 at MasterCard Center in Beijing and Oct. 14 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

It's the first time the reigning NBA champions will play in the NBA China Games, which will mark their sixth edition.

Eight NBA teams will play in eight international games in October as part of the league's international preseason schedule.

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