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Kevin Garnett just returned from China after doing his annual promotions for Anta, Paul Pierce arrived 2 days ago to play in the "Continental Basketball Championship", and the coach also made his way to the Far East. Doc Rivers was in China to watch son Austin's Duke Blue Devils play in a 3-game series, (that had no brawls thankfully) against the Chinese Olympic team.
Austin led the Blue Devils with 18 points in Game 1, scored 12 in Game 2, and finished with in the final game. The Dukies are now in Dubai (tough life) and will face the United Arab Emiratus National team. This will be the final game of the tour, and you can catch it on ESPNU and/or ESPN3 at 1:30pm EST Thursday.
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