Nowitzki spoils Yao's return, leads Germany past China
NANJING, China -- Yao Ming returned after a four-month layoff from a foot injury, revitalizing China in an 82-73 loss to Dirk Nowitzki and Germany on Friday in a warmup game leading to the world championships.
Yao scored 11 points but was no match for Nowitzki, who gave the
Houston Rockets center a playful slap on the chest at the start.
Nowitzki finished with 27 points, including 18 in the final
quarter, and 12 rebounds. The German star of the Dallas Mavericks
scored nearly at ...
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