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Friday, July 18, 2008

Yao Ming Scores 11 Points as China Routs Serbia, 96-72

Yao Ming had 11 points and four rebounds in 12 minutes of action as China defeated Serbia 96-72 in the opening game of the four team Stankovic Cup tournament in Hangzhou, China. Ex-Dallas Maverick Wang Zhizhi led China with 18 points, while New Jersey Net Yi Jianlian scored 14 points. The annual event, first played in 2005, is always hosted by China and is named in honor of Borislav Stankovic, who for many years was in charge of FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. Russia and Angola are the other two participating teams this year.

Yao has been out of action for nearly five months because of a stress fracture in his foot; he had 12 points and six rebounds in his last game, a 110-97 win by the Houston Rockets over the Chicago Bulls on February 24, 2008.

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posted by David Friedman @ 3:41 PM

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