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Stankovic Cup: China loses to Russia 67-52

08-03-2011 16:46 BJT

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China men's basketball team lose out to Russia at this year's Stankovic Cup taking place in the city of Haining in Zhejiang province on Tuesday night.

This was Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian first play for national team after 11 month. And Yi gave China first two points by a jump shot. But he only managed to net six points and 4 rebounds in the match.

Russia was clearly on up hand. They showed their range and scored three consecutive three-pointer... to finished 23-14 of the first quarter. Trailing by 15 points at half-time, the Chinese side tried to fight back. Wang Shipeng narrowed the gap to 12 points.

Sun Yue added another three to cup the deficit to 7 points in the midway of third quarter. However, the Russians held on for the 67-52 victory. The loss is China's second in a row in the tournament, after losing to Angola in the opening match. China's next game will be agasint Australia.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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