BEIJING, China –China will air Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat in NBA Finals Game 5 on CCTV.
The state-run television station CCTV made the announcement on its website in a post on its website Friday.
The decision comes after CCTV decided it it would no longer broadcast NBA games after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted sympathy for protesters in Hong Kong.
China is the NBA’s second largest market.
The Los Angeles Lakers lead the series against the Miami Heat 3-1, and can capture its 17th title as a result. Lebron James can win his fourth NBA Championship.