Posted October 11, 2013 on
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The Golden State Warriors hopped a flight to China on Friday to begin a week that will cover 15 times zones and more than 12,000 miles.
''A lot of coffee, caffeine and sleeping pills,'' center Andrew Bogut said.
The trip, part of the NBA's Global Games, will feature two games against the Los Angeles Lakers. It's also a break from the monotony of training camp, a chance to build camaraderie and, of course, a step in promoting the league's brand.
The Warriors land in Beijing on Saturday evening. After practicing Sunday, they'll visit the Great Wall and a school. There's a reception and team dinner Monday followed by the first game with the Lakers the next day.
The Warriors fly to Shanghai immediately after the game. They'll meet with fans Thursday and put on a clinic. They'll play the Lakers again Friday before returning home Saturday.
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