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2008-11-22 23:00:23

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. Devin Harris scored 18 with 10 assists, and Bobby Simmons added 11 points, nine rebounds and three...

2006-09-05 05:54:05

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. China finished a disappointing 11th at the world championships in Japan after being knocked out 95-64 by eventual runners-up Greece last week. Yao, who averaged a tournament-high 25.3 points and virtually carried China into the second round, told state TV that...

2006-08-14 23:23:19

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. Houston Rockets all-star Yao and former NBA player Wang are included despite both recently returning to action after injury layoffs. With only sporadic contributions from their two...

2006-04-19 07:24:33

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. The 2.1 meter forward for the Guangdong Tigers in China's premier basketball league believes he is not ready for the NBA and wants to concentrate on China, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. "I see myself as a national team member," the Beijing News quoted Yi as saying. "After all, I haven't yet reached NBA...

2006-04-10 01:36:41

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. Wang Zhizhi, who paved the way for Chinese NBA players Yao Ming and Menk Barteer when he signed for the Dallas Mavericks in 2001, was welcomed back with open arms by the China Basketball Administration, the same body that expelled him. The three became known as...

2005-07-30 01:01:34

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. The fighting erupted at Beijing Capital Gymnasium on Friday night after two Chinese players charged off the bench to fight Puerto Rican players in the dying moments of a game in which China was leading comfortably. The bad feeling spilled into the stands where...

2005-07-29 23:13:20

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. The fighting erupted at Beijing Capital Gymnasium on Friday night after two Chinese players charged off the bench to fight Puerto Rico players in the dying moments of a game in which China was leading comfortably. The bad feeling spilled into the stands...


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