It was a heartbreaker for China on Tuesday, giving up a 14-point lead to Spain in the fourth quarter and losing in overtime 85-75.
Yao Ming picked up 2 fouls in the fourth quarter, played 30 minutes, and scored 11 points, grabbed 9 boards, dished 3 assists, and had 3 steals.
However, because Yao was double-teamed so much, he had to pass the ball from inside the paint, leading to most of his 4 turnovers. But that inside-out game helped the Chinese build their lead, as China hit 10-of-28 three-pointers for the game.
After Spain made their furious comeback to put the game into overtime, China’s chances of winning took a big blow when Yao fouled out after fouling Pau Gasol on a 3-point play.
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