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Yao not needed in blowout win over Uzbeikstan

September 11th, 2005
by John
Yao warms up before China's game against Uzbeikstan, but he wasn't needed and did not play in a game the Chinese easily won 84-52.  China's head coach Jonas Kazlauskas wanted to test the strength of the squad without Yao, playing against a team that lost badly to Chinese Taipei and Iran.
Yao warms up before China’s game against Uzbeikstan, but he wasn’t needed and did not play in a game the Chinese easily won 84-52. China’s head coach Jonas Kazlauskas wanted to test the strength of the squad without Yao, playing against a team that lost badly to Chinese Taipei and Iran. To see photos from Yao’s warmup and his observation from the bench, click here.