Houston Rockets star Yao Ming (L) and his Chinese
national teammate Liu Wei (R) defend Steve Nash in a charity match between the Chinese
national team and NBA stars in Beijing, Sept. 14, 2007. Yao, Nash,
Anthony, Baron Davis, Leandro Barbosa and five other NBA players were
joined by players from the Chinese national team in the charity game. All
the income of the charity game will be donated to help improve educational
environment of children from families of poverty in west China. (Xinhua
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- NBA Houston Rockets
center Yao Ming scored 21 points to lead a Chinese all-star team over NBA
charity gala all-star team 101-92 here on Friday.
Yi Jianlian, who had been signed by the Milwaukee
Bucks as No. 6 pick of this year's NBA draft, added 20 for the Chinese.
Two-time NBA regular season MVP Steve Nash and
Carmelo Anthony, who played for the Chinese all-star team in the third and
fourth quarter respectively, had 13 points apiece while Nash's Phoenix Suns
teammate Leandro Barbosa notched game-high 22 points.
The income of the charity game, which was launched by
Yao and Nash, will be donated to poor children in Western China.