The Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans took their preseason to Beijing earlier this week.

During the match, one lucky fan was given a bunch of half-court shots in an attempt to win 1,000,000 Renminbi - $NZ210,000.

It took him just two, the second one swishing through the net with the cheque only metres away.

While he was understandably over the moon, the Pelicans weren't so much, losing both of their week's games against the Rockets.