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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Lakers finalize 2013-14 preseason China trip

By Dave McMenamin

As we first reported in January, the Lakers will play in the China Games next preseason and the dates of the games were announced by the NBA on Tuesday -- Oct. 15 in Beijing and Oct. 18 in Shanghai, both against the Golden State Warriors.

It will be the first trip overseas for the Lakers since the 2010 preseason, when they traveled to London and Barcelona.

There will be eight preseason games played abroad next year. Oklahoma City will be in Turkey and the Philadelphia 76ers will be in Spain before both teams will meet to play a game against each other in Manchester, England. The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers will play in Manila, Philippines, and then in Taipei, Taiwan, and the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls will face off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.