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Davis hurt, Nets finish sweep of Lakers in China, 91-77

Oct. 12, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers did not get out of China unscathed. Davis will have tests Sunday to determine the full severity of a right thumb injury, which the Lakers have initially diagnosed as a sprain. He got hurt in the first quarter of the Lakers' 91-77 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday at...

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

Oct. 12, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

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...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

Oct. 12, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe...

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

Oct. 11, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though there will be no news conferences for players or coaches before or after that contest. The NBA came to...

Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai

Oct. 11, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

Kyrie Irving flew halfway around the world to play for 66 seconds. Irving aggravated his facial fracture shortly after tip-off in his preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 in the debut of this year's two-game NBA China Games series on Thursday in Shanghai. Spencer...

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

Oct. 10, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He wasn't heard, though. Nor was any other player or coach in China, in an NBA game...

Irving, playing with face fracture, leaves Nets-Lakers early

Oct. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving left the team's preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers about one minute after tip-off after taking a hit to the face. Irving was attempting to play through a facial fracture, an injury that occurred in a pickup game last month. He was wearing a clear mask...

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were...

Amid rift with China, will the NBA be forced to apologize?

Oct. 9, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

When major corporations have done something to anger Chinese authorities in recent years, the playbook has called for one thing: an apology. Marriott issued one. So did Delta. Mercedes-Benz, too. The NBA, embroiled in a rift caused by a tweet expressing support for pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, has...

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

Oct. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China's state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in that...