Unbelievably China was able to pull it off – an upset of Slovenia when they needed it in order to have a chance of advancing to the second round. We’ll find out when the tiebreaker calculations are complete, which won’t be finalized until later.
All of it was done in dramatic fashion with Wang Shipeng hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win it 78-77!
Yao was amazing, scoring 36 points, grabbing 10 boards, and blocking 4 shots while playing all 40 minutes. I hope that foot rehabilitated didn’t get overused!
We’ll have more news and photos on the victory as soon as it comes available. Right now the FIBA.com Web site is crashing, probably because a few hundred million Chinese are hitting that server.