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Rockets, Pelicans to play 2 preseason games in China

NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Rockets will return to China next fall to play two preseason games against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The teams will play Oct. 9 in Shanghai, followed by a game in Beijing on Oct. 12.

The Rockets are popular in China because of Yao Ming, who starred for them from 2002-11. They played in Shanghai, Yao's hometown, in 2004.

Houston also played in Greater China in 2010 and 2013.

The Pelicans will be making their first visit to China.

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