Yao towers over three Japanese players while putting up a shot. Yao played 25 minutes and did not play in the fourth quarter as China led 57-27 by then, and ultimately won 86-53. He finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks and 6 assists. Yao also celebrated his 25th birthday and received a wrist watch and a birthday cake from the Qatar Basketball Association. Click here
for photos from the pre-game warmup and the game itself.