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SHANGHAI - Mirza Teletovic sank a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 97-95 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in the first of two NBA exhibition games to be played in China this year. Patrick McCaw Jersey .The Kings had a chance to tie the score with 20 seconds remaining, but Sergey Karasev blocked a jumper by Ben McLemore beneath the rim as time expired.Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points and six rebounds and Deron Williams added 12 points and six assists. Teletovic and Jarrett Jack had 10 points apiece.Lopez is still working to get back to his best after undergoing foot surgery and spending most of last season on the sidelines.I think Brook is getting himself in shape, said assistant coach Paul Westphal, who replaced head coach Lionel Hollins for the game after Hollins became ill. Hes far ahead of where we were afraid of where he was going to be. Hes getting his timing. I think his foot is holding up really well.The Kings were led by Ramon Sessions off the bench with 18 points and Darren Collison with 15.Sacramento opened up a 95-91 lead on a jumper by rookie Nik Stauskas with 2:23 left in the game, but Marquis Teague sank three of four free throws down the stretch before Teletovic sealed the win with his 3-pointer off a pass from Jack.We played much better defence in the second half, Kings coach Michael Malone said. But missed a lot of free throws. You go 22 of 36 from the foul line in a close game, thats going to make it very hard to win.The game marked the 10th anniversary of the NBAs first preseason exhibitions in China, played by the Kings and Yao Mings Houston Rockets in Shanghai and Beijing in 2004.Yao was on hand to celebrate the anniversary, entering the arena midway through the first quarter to a huge round of applause. He was joined by a handful of other former NBA stars, including Shaquille ONeal — who grabbed the microphone late in the game and bellowed Ni hao (Hello) over and over to the fans — as well as former Kings players Vlade Divac, Mitch Richmond and Peja Stojakovic.The Kings and Nets play again in Beijing on Wednesday.A lot has changed since the first NBA game in Shanghai in 2004, which was played at a rundown city gymnasium with only 3,000 tickets available for fans. By contrast, Sundays game was played at the state-of-the-art, 18,000-seat Mercedes Benz Arena with giant screens mounted over the courts, corporate hospitality booths and a halftime acrobatic show.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver noted how important the Chinese market has become in recent years, saying there are now 300 million people playing basketball in the country_nearly the entire population of the United States.The growth of the NBA over the last decade has exceeded our expectations, he said. Its been remarkable over the past 10 years how knowledgeable the Chinese fans have become about the NBA, and not just its superstars but every roster from player one to player 15. Nate Thurmond Jersey . Smith, an eighth overall pick, had two goals in only 276 minutes of playing time over 16 appearances last season. The left side midfielder played only 43 minutes in three games this season. Draymond Green Jersey . 1. AMIR JOHNSON: Nice to see him back in the lineup Tuesday night in Washington DC. Played with great energy and purpose. Its amazing when a guy gets those few precious days to recover what it does to the bounce in their step and overall game/confidence. . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries.ATLANTA -- Andre Iguodala was delighted to help Golden State sneak out of Atlanta with a last-second victory over the Hawks on Friday night. Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the Hawks. "Every part of that play worked because everybody ran like they were going to get the ball," Iguodala said. "The defence had to stay honest and pick their poison." Stephen Curry added 22 points with nine assists and Klay Thompson had 21 points for Golden State, which recovered from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get back in the game and extend its road winning streak to five straight. Pero Antic finished with a career-high 16 points and Shelvin Mack had 15 for the Hawks. Atlanta had won three of four and six of eight. Iguodala was inbounding the ball with 2.8 seconds left near the Hawks bench and had 6-foot-11 centre Antic defending him when he passed the ball to Curry near the halfcourt line. Mack was guarding Curry closely enough that Iguodala moved a few feet inside and was open when Antic moved up to help Mack close space on Curry. Iguodala took Currys bounce pass, squared up and hit the game-winner as Jeff Teague made a frantic attempt to disrupt the shot. "We defended the initial action pretty well," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Steph Curry demands a lot of attention. We got the ball out of his hands, and then they made a tough shot. Its a credit to Iguodala, a credit to Curry for making the pass." The Warriors were just 6 for 27 on 3-point attempts, including a 1 for 7 night from Curry that was a far cry from his previous performance. In a stirring 123-114 victory at two-time defending NBA champion Miami on Thursday, Golden State matched a season high by hitting 15 3s, including eight from Curry, its top playmaker. Golden State called timeout after Iguodala grabbed Paul Millsaps missed jumper with 2.8 seconds remaining, and coach Mark Jackson drew up the options for a winning play. Nick Young Jersey. "I was a decoy at first and then it became my play once we didnt have our first option," Curry said. "Once I got the ball in my hands, they jumped off (Iguodala) and he jumped in. A clutch, clutch, clutch shot by him." Antic said it was his decision, not Budenholzers plan, for him to double-team Curry. "Even if I score 16 points, a career high, at the end I make a mistake," Antic said. "We lose the game, so I feel bad." Teague finished with 14 points and seven assists while Millsap had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta. Curry hit his lone 3 with 5:05 remaining, cutting the lead to 93-87, but committed turnovers on three of Golden States next four possessions and was upset enough to throw his mouthpiece away in frustration on the Atlanta baseline after getting called for a discontinued dribble. Even so, the Warriors kept the pace frantic with tight defence to fuel their fast break and go on a 20-4 run that ended with 2:21 remaining on Currys runner. Golden State led 96-95. "We had been bad for the majority of the night," Jackson said. "Stepped up the defence, stepped up the offence, began to make plays. We made multiple-effort plays on the defensive end. This is an incredible win for us, especially the way things had been going." Notes: Golden States last eight-game winning streak was March 25-April 8, 2005. ... Hawks G Kyle Korver extended his NBA record with a 3 in his 102nd straight game. ... DeMarre Carroll missed the past two games with a sprained right thumb, but returned to Atlantas starting lineup to finish with 12 points. ... After beginning their road trip 4-0, the Warriors will visit Washington on Sunday and finish up next week at Milwaukee and Brooklyn. ... Atlanta has lost four straight to the Warriors. ... Golden State C Andrew Bogut had six points and nine rebounds despite playing with a strained right calf that forced him to leave the Miami win in the second half and not return. ' ' '

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