The Lakers-Nets series in China ends — quietly, again

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. The Nets beat the Lakers 91-77 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, capping a two-game preseason series in China that was overshadowed by...

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NBA Will Not Have Media Availability For Remainder of China Trip
NBA Will Not Have Media Availability For Remainder of China Trip . The Lakers and Nets will conclude the 2019 China Games on Saturday, but the teams won't be speaking to the media. . We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams for the remainder of our trip in China. , NBA, via statement. They have been placed into a complicated and unprecedented situation while abroad and we believe it would be unfair to ask them to address these matters in real time. , NBA, via statement. The Chinese government canceled all media availability for Thursday's first preseason game in Shanghai, . including NBA commissioner Adam Silver's pregame press conference. . China's actions are in response to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots. . The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 on Thursday. . The teams will play their second preseason game on Saturday in Shenzhen.

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