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05/25/2012 03:29 pm ET Updated May 25, 2012

New Orleans Hurricanes, Zhejiang Lions Basketball Brawl In China (VIDEO)

A brawl broke out during an exhibition basketball game in China between the New Orleans Hurricanes and Zhejiang Lions, according to description accompanying the video of the fracas on YouTube .

In the video, it appears that almost every player from each team got involved as the fight made its way down the court. It looks as if several objects are being thrown from the stands and at the end of the video, one of the players involved is shown launching a chair into the crowd.

According to the YouTube description, spectators said that the fight was sparked by a Hurricanes player striking a Lions player.

A source told Deadspin said that fans were throwing water bottles onto the court and riot police showed up toward the end.

This appears to be at least the third melee to erupt during an exhibition basketball game in China in less than a year. Last summer, Georgetown's squad and the Bayi Rockets engaged in a bench-clearing fight with more than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. The exhibition was called off.

A few months later, the Foshan Dralions and Australia's Melbourne Tigers brawled in an exhibition and it appeared as if some Dralions players used chairs as weapons.

[H/T Deadspin]

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