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Chinese state TV keeps NBA opener off the air amid row

People stand in support of Hong Kong's anti-government protesters outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the NBA season starts. American basketball and China have been locked in a war of words after the Houston Rockets General Manager Ray Moury tweeted support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists during a pre-season tour of China earlier this month.

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