Players from the Chinese men’s national basketball team attacked their Brazlian counterparts in a ‘friendly’ game Tuesday in Xuchang– a central Chinese city of about 4.5 million people. The Brazilian players were on their way to the locker room when the Chinese players attacked and a bench-clearing melee ensued. Players for both teams were reported to have been taken to the hospital with injuries and the AP reported at least one Chinese player who wore a neck brace on the flight back to Beijing.
After the jump, Paul Pierce’s game-winner from last night’s 104-101 preseason victory over the New York Knicks.
Paul Pierce said he had birthday plans that he didn’t want to miss. Seriously.