The Chinese men's national basketball team overturned an Australian
youth team 80-58 in Zhuhai on Monday in a warm-up for the upcoming
Doha Asian Games.
Former NBA player Wang Zhizhi and rising star Yi Jianlian each
contributed 15 points for China, while captain Li Nan added 12.
Leading 23-18 from early on, China were ahead by 17 points at
half time and romped home with a huge 80-58 margin.
China won all matches in their three-stop trip. They upset
visiting NBDL's Thunderbird 82-55 in the opening match in Beilun
last Thursday, and beat the same team 86-78 in Macao two day
The Chinese basketball squad will leave for Doha on Friday for
the 15th Asian Games that are due to be held on December 1-15.
(Xinhua News Agency November 21, 2006)