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Yi Jianlian scored a team-high 27 points Saturday when the New Jersey Nets registered an easy 112-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. In his best career effort, Yi added six rebounds and two blocked shots. New Jersey gradually pulled away from a 31-29 first quarter advantage and outscored LA in every period. Vince Carter compiled 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Houston Rockets center Yao Ming believes more of his Chinese team mates need to gain experience abroad for the national team to be competitive at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, state media reported on Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Teenager Chen Jianghua was named alongside Yao Ming and Wang Zhizhi in China's squad for the world championship on Tuesday. The 17-year-old point guard was included after impressing in China's 119-73 defeat to the United States in Guangzhou last week, his national team debut.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Yi Jianlian, linked with a move to the NBA, says he plans to stay with the national team rather than follow Yao Ming's path this year.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's first NBA star, expelled from the national team for skipping the 2002 Asian Games, made an apologetic return on Monday as China seeks to reconcile with "problem stars" ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - A basketball game between China and visiting Puerto Rico deteriorated into a mass brawl that state media denounced as a "night of shame," saying it set a bad example for the 2008 Olympic hosts.
By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - A basketball game between China and visiting Puerto Rico deteriorated into a mass brawl that some state media termed the most shameful night of Chinese basketball and a bad example for the Olympic hosts.