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BEIJING, China (Sporting Alert) — The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-95 in their preseason game at MasterCard Center in Beijing, China, Tuesday. David Lee led the way for Golden State with 31 points, six rebounds and four assists. He scored 22 of his total points in the first half. Stephen Curry picked things up in the second half to finish with 24 points, seven assists and three steals, while Klay Thompson added 13 points for Golden State…

(Sporting Alert) — Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers 116-96 in a preseason game at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Thursday. James Harden led the Rockets with 21 points, five rebounds and four steals, while five other players scored in double figures for Houston as well. Omri Casspi finished with 17 points and five rebounds, Donatas Motiejunas had 16 points and six rebounds and Jeremy Lin added 14 points, seven boards…

Washington, DC (Sporting Alert) — Tyshawn Taylor scored 16 points and led five others in double digits and the Brooklyn Nets picked up an overtime 111-106 victory over the Washington Wizards in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Taylor, playing in a reserve role, shot 6-of-11 from the floor on the night and had six assists for the Nets, which outscored the Wizards 14-9 in overtime. Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic each had 15 points,…

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Reggie Jackson scored 29 points, including six free throws down the stretch to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in a preseason game in Manchester, England on Tuesday. Jackson, who has stepped into the vacant starting role at point guard for the injured Russell Westbrook, was aggressive throughout the game, as he went 10-for-17 from the field. He also finished with eight assists and…

MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — Dwayne Wade will miss the Miami Heat’s opening preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night. The All-Star guard was initially listed as a starter, but he now misses the game because he wants to take it easy in his approach to the new season. According to Wade, who wasn’t feeling like himself, he wants to take things a little easy, and a little slower this term,…

MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi and Barcelona arrive to face reigning European champions Bayern Munich in their pre-season opener at Allianz Arena. The game will also see former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola going up against his ex-bosses for the first time since leaving that post and the Spanish tactician will be hoping for something special on Wednesday. Messi, in the meantime, was amongst the 12 first team players that travel for the first pre-season…

(Sporting Alert) — Striker Olivier Giroud scored a first half hat-trick and Chuba Akpom grabbed a brace in the second half to help Arsenal thumped Vietnam’s national side 7-1 in a pre-season game on their Asian Tour. Watch Video Highlights: Arsenal beat Vietnam 7-1 “It was a game played with good pace and a good spirit. For us of course it was a good preparation for the season,” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said on the…