There’s nothing like NBA basketball, but if you want to get your hoops fix somehow, there are some pro competitions underway around the world with a bunch of players you will recognize.
These are today’s contests in China and New Zealand. All times Eastern. In parentheses, streams where you can watch the games online.
3:30 am: Liaoning Flying Leopards vs. Zhejiang Golden Bulls (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Grizzly OJ Mayo, potential free agent targets Guo Ailun
4:00 am: Sichuan Blue Whales vs. Shandong Heroes (Youku)
7:35 am: Xinjiang Flying Tigers vs. Quingdao Eagles (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Rocket Zhou Qi
8:00 am: Shenzhen Aviators vs. Shanxi Loongs (Youku)
11:00 pm: Zhejiang Guangsha Lions vs. Guangzhou Loong Lions (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Timberwolf Marcus Georges-Hunt, potential free agent Hu Jinqiu
12:00 pm: Jiangsu Dragons vs. Tianjin Pioneers (Youku)
1:30 am: Auckland Huskies vs. Manawatu Jets (ESPN3)
Players of interest: Former James Madison forward Tom Vodanovich
4:00 am: Canterbury Rams vs. Taranaki Mountainairs (ESPN3)
Players of interest: Former Oregon State forward Marcel Jones