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<  Yao on the court, and his most recent game  ~  Yao Ming Will Fully Own Shanghai Sharks !!!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:34 am
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Well, Yao Ming returned triumphantly to where he originates as the owner of his alma mater team.

But Zhejiang Guangsha spoiled his night by nipping the Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks 102 to 101 in a thriller in over time.

The game was a closely contested one with both team exchanging leads throughout regulation; Shanghai Sharks improved alot from the rock-bottom team they were last year by playing some tough defense, and some sharp shooting from the outside.

John Lucas III thrilled the Shanghainese fans with his lightning speed and great offensive skills and was the top scorer for Shanghai Sharks with 30 points (13/22 FG% 3/5 3-pointer% 1/2 FT%)/5 rebounds/3 assists but missed a tear-drop shot in the nick of the seconds towards the end of the overtime.

Garret Siler showed his defense prowess but was an offense liabilities, completely dominated by Peter John Ramos of Zhejiang Guangsha. He scored 13 points (5/8 FG% 3/5 FT%)/14 rebounds/7 block shots/7 turnover/6 fouls.

Zaid Abbas of Jordan was a disappointment in his first game. He was 0/7 FG% 0/2 3-pointer% 1/2 FT% for just 1 point/6 rebounds/1 assist/1 block shot.

Liu Wei scored 21 points (5/12 FG% 2/3 3-pointer% 9/9 FT%)/3 rebounds/1 assist/3 steals/3 turnovers.

For Zhejiang Guangsha, Peter John Ramos and Rodney White combined for 46 points. Peter John Ramos: 23 points (10/12 FG% 3/5 FT%)/17 rebounds/1 block shot; Rodney White: 23 points (8/25 FG% 3/6 3-pointer% 4/6 FT%)/8 rebounds/2 assists/4 steals/1 block shot.

And Yao Ming must be ruing for failing to sign Lin Chih Chieh of Chinese Taipei. Lin scored 17 points (6/11 FG% 3/5 3-pointer% 2/3 FT%)/6 rebounds, and was instrumental in forcing the game into over time for Zhejiang Guangsha. He flashed out of nowhere, grabbed an offensive rebound, fouled, scored 1 of 2 free throw with 5 seconds left to force the game into overtime in the regulation, after John Lucas III scored a 3-pointer to lead the game 93 to 92 at the 17 seconds mark.


All in all, an exciting game for 5000 spectators in a fully sold Yuan Shen Stadium in Pudong, albeit a loss inflicted onto Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks.. :cry:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:56 am
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Photos of Yao Ming addressing the Shanghai Sharks fans at the start of the game, promising that he will try his utmost to bring the team back to the top of Chinese basketball. He stayed behind with his wife to watch the complete game from the VIP lounge, cheering and raving support for his team.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:49 pm
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pryuen wrote:
John Lucas III thrilled the Shanghainese fans with his lightning :shock: :shock: :shock: speed
in the NBA and NCAA levels of competition, the knock on him was his lack of speed.
    what a difference competitive environment makes :!: :idea:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:16 pm
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Dr. No wrote:

in the NBA and NCAA levels of competition, the knock on him was his lack of speed.
    what a difference competitive environment makes :!: :idea:


It was NEVER about his speed. It was about his height (only 6ft) and his defense.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:30 pm
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It was a heart breaking loss that Liu Wei wanted to forget for the Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks last night in Zhejiang Yiwu.

Garret Siler was injured less than 2 minutes into the game with his eye brow cut open, and rushed to hospital for stitches.

Falling behind by 3 points in 1Q, Shanghai Sharks still managed to lead 10 points by half time, and 9 points by end of 3Q.

They were leading by 15 points at 8 minutes in 4Q, and by then Garret Siler had been back on the court (He returned to play in 3Q).

Yet the Shanghai Sharks players suddenly lost their rhythm and tempo, as their opponents Zhejiang Chouzhou Commercial Bank (formerly known as Zhejiang Wanma) suddenly shifted up their high geras, tightened up their defense, double-teamed John Lucas III, and started to reduce the deficit. They relied on some sharp shooting of their expat players: Marcus Williams and Andre Brown and Ding Jinhui, and succeeded in coming back from behind, tying the game by 5 minutes mark, and leading by 6 with 2 minutes left.

Garret siler and Zaid Abbas scored baskets to close the deficit to 2.

With 22 seconds left, Shanghai Sharks was 96 to 98, 2 points behind. They only needed either a 2 point or a 3-pointer to tie the game or win the fame.

And first, Garret Siler could not grasp the rock from Liu Wei, and the ball was kicked out of bound by Zhejiang. But only 4 seconds left. And at the critical moment, Liu Wei again turned it over by passing the ball too low to Garret Siler but got the ball stolen by Andre Brown.

John Lucas III was the top scorer with 25 points (11/19 FG% 3/6 3-pointer%)/2 assists/2 steals; Garret Siler: 20 points (8/13 FG% 4/6 FT%)/9 rebounds/2 block shots; Zaid Abbas had a double-double: 10 points (4/6 FG% 2/3 FT%)/10 rebounds/2 assists/2 block shots; Liu Wei: 10 points (3/13 FG% 1/2 3-pointer% 3/4 FT%)/4 rebounds/3 assists/3 steals/4 turnovers.

On Zhejiang side, Marcus Williams: 29 points (11/27 FG% 4/8 3-pointer% 3/4 FT%)/4 rebounds/4 assists; Andre Brown: 26 points (12/18 FG% 2/2 FT%)/15 rebounds/3 assists/3 steals/3 block shots; Ding Jinhui: 19 points (6/10 FG% 2/2 3-pointer% 5/5 FT%)/6 rebounds/1 assist/1 steal.




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:59 pm
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pryuen wrote:
It was NEVER about his (J Lucas III) speed.
obviously, u have never seen him play in the NBA, just like u've never heard of, much less been to In-N-Out Burger.

Unlike you, many have seen John Lucas III played at Ok State,
    :arrow: had a deadly outside shot which mitigates his lack of speed offensively,
    :arrow: slow afoot + lack of length = defensive liability.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:32 am
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This has to be the BEST Christmas present that Big Yao has received in years.

After 2 heartbreaking losses in the previous 2 rounds, Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks finally broke the duck for the season by thrashing Beijing Capital Steel Ducks 132 vs 89 in another fully sold out Beijing Capital Steel Stadium in Beijing tonight .

And Yao Ming was there watching his new team improving by leaps and bounds and notching one of the most emphatic wins for the Shanghai Sharks in years.

The game was predicted to be a closely contested one, as the Beijing Capital Steel Ducks had hired Sydney Moncrief (former head coach of Fort Worth Flyers of NBDL and the shooting coach for the Golden State Warriors) as their head coach, and Cedric Bozeman (who used to play for Atlanta Hawks in NBA, Albuquerque Thunderbirds and Anaheim Arsenal of NBDL) and James Mays (who played for Denver Nuggets in the 2009 preseason), and they just beat the strong Jiangsu Nangang Dragons 111 ~ 99 in Round 2.

But the Shanghai Sharks played some very fluid offense and easily sliced open the defense of the Beijing Capital Steel Ducks and had a 16 points lead in 1Q (36 ~ 20). And they never looked back after that 1Q. The game was basically over by end of 3Q with Shanghai leading 100 ~ 65.

After a pretty disappointing performance in Game 2, Liu Wei rebounced, and had a great game, almost scoring a triple double: 27 points (10/17 FG% 3/6 3-pointer% 4/4 FT%)/9 rebounds/7 assists.

Despite starting with a cold hand in 1H, John Lucas III found his rhythm and shooting feel to erupt in 3Q, and he ended up with 26 points (11/22 FG% 4/9 3-pointer%)/3 rebounds/5 assists.

Zaid Abbas played his best game so far, scored 21 points (10/12 FG% 1/2 FT%)/9 rebounds/2 assists/1 block shot.

Garret Siler scored 9 points (4/4 FG% 1/3 FT%)/1 rebound/2 block shot.

On Beijing Capital Steel Ducks side, Cedric Bozeman and James Mays combined for 36 points; Cedric Bozeman: 17 points (8/15 FG% 1/2 3-pointer%)/8 rebounds/5 assists. James Mays: 19 points (8/16 FG% 1/4 3-pointer% 2/5 FT%)/11 rebounds.

Shang Ping, the NCAA player and the 7ft 9 Sun Mingming were big disappointments. Shang Ping: 5 points (2/4 FG% 0/1 3-pointer% 1/2 FT%)/2 rebounds/1 block shot while Sun Mingming only got 2 rebounds and was held scoreless.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:45 am
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Photos of Yao Ming cheering and raving support for his team in the VIP lounge of Beijing Capital Steel Stadium.

He was accompanied by his friends, Yu Jia (CCTV5 sports commentator) and Yang Yi (chief editor of the basketball section of Titan Sports).

Famous actor Sun Honglei (the one with a white spectacle in the last photo) invited to come to watch this game also went into the VIP lounge to say hello to Yao Ming.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:08 pm
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MORE photos of Big Yao in VIP lounge of the Beijing Capital Steel Stadium watching very attentively and involved how his team played.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:39 pm
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Why don't you move the Shanghai games updates to the Yi section, its more about the the team than Yao.


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