NEW YORK (AP) The Houston Rockets will return to China next fall to play two preseason games against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The teams will play Oct. 9 in Shanghai, followed by a game in Beijing on Oct. 12.
The Rockets are popular in China because of Yao Ming, who starred for them from 2002-11. They played in Shanghai, Yao's hometown, in 2004.
Houston also played in Greater China in 2010 and 2013.
The Pelicans will be making their first visit to China.