Latest Yi Jianlian Stories

2009-03-30 21:30:54

Richard Jefferson had 29 points and 10 rebounds Monday to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 107-78 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Charlie Villanueva added 20 points, Joe Alexander scored 16 and Ramon Sessions had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who ended a five-game losing streak. Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Nets' scoring with 14 points. Yi Jianlian scored 11 points and Brook Lopez and Devin Harris each scored 10 for the Nets, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee...

2009-03-29 18:09:24

Mike Miller and Ryan Gomes helped Minnesota end a seven-game losing streak Sunday, combining for 43 points in a 108-99 Timberwolves win over New Jersey. Miller totaled 22 points and Gomes had 21. Rodney Carney scored 19 and Kevin Love 16 in just the third Timberwolves win in their last 21 games. The Nets' Vince Carter topped all scorers with 36 points. Devin Harris had 19 points and Jianlian Yi and Brook Lopez scored 10 points each for New Jersey, which has dropped four straight contests.

2009-03-06 21:21:35

Hedo Turkoglu paced a fourth-quarter rally Friday that brought the Orlando Magic a 105-102 victory over New Jersey. The Nets owned an eight-point lead with 7 minutes to play before the Magic went on a 17-5 run. Orlando took the lead for good at 102-100 with 3:21 to play on a jumper by Turkoglu, who scored eight of the Magic's final nine points. The Nets missed nine of their last 10 shots. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 26 points, Rashard Lewis had 21 and Turkoglu finished with 13 points and...

2009-01-12 22:33:36

Rookie Brook Lopez had 31 points and 13 rebounds Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 103-99 overtime win over Oklahoma City. Devin Harris returned from a two-game absence caused by a strained hamstring to add 17 points and eight assists and Vince Carter had 21 points for the Nets. New Jersey played for the first time without forward Yi Jianlian, who is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a broken pinkie finger. Ryan Anderson replaced Yi and had six points and nine rebounds. Kevin...

2009-01-07 21:58:01

Vince Carter led the way with 25 points and 12 assists Wednesday, carrying New Jersey to a 100-89 victory over Memphis. Devin Harris, the Nets' leading scorer with 23.1 points per game, sat out with a strained right hamstring. Yi Jianlian added 20 points and Brook Lopez 17, helping New Jersey win for the third time in four games. Memphis, losers of six out of seven, got 26 points from O.J. Mayo and 23 from Rudy Gay. New Jersey held a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter and Memphis...

2009-01-05 21:53:11

Vince Carter had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets past Sacramento 98-90 in the Kings' 11th straight road loss. Yi Jianlian added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Nets. New Jersey's Devin Harris left the game late in the first half after aggravating his strained right hamstring. Kevin Martin scored 36 points for the Kings, who have lost nine of their last 10 games. Brad Miller added eight points, seven rebounds and eight assists for Sacramento.

2008-12-22 21:55:03

Yao Ming had 24 points and 16 rebounds Monday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 114-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Aaron Brooks hit four of Houston's nine three-pointers and had 22 points and six assists in the Rockets' fourth straight win. Carl Landry had 13 points and Tracy McGrady scored 12. Keyon Dooling led the Nets with 17 points as New Jersey closed out a four-game homestand with just one win. Vince Carter and Devin Harris hit a combined 7-for-24 and each had 10 points. Yi...

2008-12-19 21:27:30

Devin Harris burned his former team with 41 points and 13 assists Friday, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 121-97 blasting of Dallas. Jason Kidd played in New Jersey for the first time since being traded from the Nets to Dallas last season in exchange for Harris. On this occasion, the trade worked out better for New Jersey. Harris is averaging 23.8 points per game. He hit 14-of-25 shots from the floor against the Mavericks. Vince Carter added 34 points and 10 rebounds. Yi Jianlian scored 16...

2008-12-12 21:32:51

Chris Bosh scored 18 points Friday and the Toronto Raptors dominated the third period to run away from New Jersey 101-79. The Raptors won their second straight on the heels of a five-game losing streak. Jason Kapono and Joey Graham chipped in 16 points each for Toronto. New Jersey suffered through a 31-percent shooting performance and Vince Carter failed to make a field goal in 13 attempts. It was the first time in his career he had played at least 10 minutes in a game without scoring from...

2008-12-05 21:32:05

Vince Carter led seven Nets in double figures with 18 points Friday and New Jersey coasted in the second half to a 113-84 win over Minnesota. The Timberwolves lost their fourth straight and were outscored by 20 points over the final two quarters. Devin Harris and Yi Jianlian added 16 points each for the Nets. Jarvis Hayes had 14 and Kenyon Dooling had 12. New Jersey outshot Minnesota from the field 52 percent to 42 percent and limited the Timberwolves to two three-point field goals in a dozen...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.