Yao Ming, Rockets to play in China

Updated: August 5, 2010, 10:56 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Houston Rockets will play two preseason games in China against the New Jersey Nets, giving Yao Ming a chance to return to his home country.

The NBA announced Wednesday that the teams would play Oct. 13 in Beijing at the Wukesong Arena, site of the 2008 Olympic basketball competitions, then Oct. 16 at the new Guangzhou International Sports Arena.

This will be the NBA's fifth set of preseason games in China and the second involving the Rockets, who drafted Yao with the ...

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