NBA representatives in Shanghai confirm Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers will go ahead
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The game, which is scheduled for a 7.30pm tip-off at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the Pudong area of the city, was confirmed to be on this morning via NBA’s official Weibo account. The post, which was published just before noon, includes a short video montage of Nets and Lakers players.
An NBA representative in Shanghai confirmed by email that the game was on. There is no word yet if players will be available to media before or after the game as was originally planned.
The Nets and Lakers are also scheduled to play in Shenzhen on Saturday and posts on Chinese social media sites have shown workers setting up the arena in the city for the game.