China Suffers Early Exit As Chinese Taipei Erases 17-Point Deficit

Fri, Aug 9, 2013



China failed to defend the title they won at home back in 2009 after blowing out a huge lead in the quarterfinals of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship on Friday in Manila, Philippines.

Chinese Taipei pulled tricks after tricks from their bags to pull off a gigantic 96-78 upset victory over China in their quarterfinal showdown in front of a sellout crowd at the Mall Of Asia Arena in the Philippines.

Naturalized player Quincy Davis had his best game of the tournament for Chinese Taipei as he racked up 26 points on 12-for-13 shooting from the field, while also grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking three shots, withstanding the challenge of NBA player Yi Jianlian.

“It’s a big challenge but that’s when I play my best game. It started with Qatar, they’ve got some big boys, some big strong guys in there. That’s when I play my best performance, when I see big guys, I get excited, No matter how tall or how strong they are. If they’re big, I want to outrun them and just play tougher than them,” Davis said after the game.

China came out firing in the game and led by as much as 17 points in the first half, which ended with them on top by 10 points. However, Chinese Taipei got into their rhythm in the second, stopping the offensive onslaught of China to turn the table around into their favor.

“I just said one thing at the beginning of the tournament. I told the players to play hard, play smart, and play together. Today, I only wanted my players to do one thing — focus,” said Hsu on their second-half performance.

Tsai Wen-Chang had 21 points and seven rebounds, while hotshot Lin Chih-Chieh posted 17 points and seven assists for Chinese Taipei, which shot 10-for-20 from the three-point region.

With the win, Chinese Taipei finally ended their long drought against China, winning for the first time in 10 games against the perennial champions in FIBA Asia competitions.

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First Time In Top League and Shanxi Wins WCBA Finals

Sat, Feb 9, 2013



Lead by WNBA standout Maya Moore and Spain’s Women’s National Team coach Lucas Mondelo wins first league title for Shanxi. Their first time in the elite league and they win clearly 3-1 (Shanxi – Zhejiang 97-87 ). Moore posted a double double with 34 points and 16 rebounds, while Australia Elizabeth Cambage scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for Zhejiang.

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China Men Lose 2nd Game To Russia 54 – 73

Tue, Jul 31, 2012


China could not get over the hump and bad shooting percentages during their second Olympic game against Russia. Russia overpowered China on the boards by outrebounding the team 46-29 and shot better percentages from the field. Yi Jianlian led China with 16 points and 7 rebounds and was the only player in double figure points.

China will now face Angola on Thursday August 2nd, a game that they should win.

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China Women 2-0 In Group A

Mon, Jul 30, 2012


Chen Nan scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, helping China dominate Croatia, 83-58, in the Olympic women’s basketball tournament. China is now 2-0 in Group A and will face Angola on August 1st.

Miao Lijie added 17 points and 10 assists for the Chinese, who opened the tournament with a 66-57 victory over the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Sandra Mandir ended with 22 points for the Croats, who lost to the United States on Saturday. Andja Jelavic tallied 11 points.

Holding a 51-40 lead with under five minutes left in the third quarter, China went on a 9-0 run to pull away. Gao Song’s three-point play made it a 20-point contest with three minutes to go.

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China Loses Olympic Opener to Spain 81-97

Sun, Jul 29, 2012


Jianlian Yi scored 30 points but it was not enough to help China during the 4th quarter where Spain took advantage and never looked back. China made too many fouls and gave easy free throw points for Spain during the final quarter.

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