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You'll need plane tickets, and possibly a passport, if you want to see the Timberwolves play in the preseason.

The Wolves will play the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Sept. 30 before heading to China for games against Golden State Oct. 5 in Shenzhen and Oct. 8 in Shanghai as part of "NBA Global Games."

Minneapolis start times are 9 p.m. for the Lakers and 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. for the games in China.

The games in China are the first for the Wolves, who played in Japan in 1999.

The Wolves have a Chinese minority owner, Lizhang Jiang. Wolves players Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins have made marketing trips to China. After October, 14 NBA teams will have played in mainland China.