NBA: New Jersey 103, Oklahoma City 99 (OT)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Rookie Brook Lopez had 31 points and 13 rebounds Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 103-99 overtime win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: New Jersey 100, Memphis 89

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Vince Carter led the way with 25 points and 12 assists Wednesday, carrying New Jersey to a 100-89 victory over Memphis.

NBA: New Jersey 98, Sacramento 90

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Vince Carter had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets past Sacramento 98-90 in the Kings' 11th straight road loss.

NBA: Detroit 83, New Jersey 75

DETROIT, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson's 19 points, four rebounds and four assists Wednesday led Detroit to an 83-75 win over the New Jersey Nets.

NBA: Houston 114, New Jersey 91

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Yao Ming had 24 points and 16 rebounds Monday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 114-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

NBA: New Jersey 121, Dallas 97

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Devin Harris burned his former team with 41 points and 13 assists Friday, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 121-97 blasting of Dallas.

NBA: Toronto 101, New Jersey 79

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Chris Bosh scored 18 points Friday and the Toronto Raptors dominated the third period to run away from New Jersey 101-79.

NBA: New Jersey 113, Minnesota 84

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Vince Carter led seven Nets in double figures with 18 points Friday and New Jersey coasted in the second half to a 113-84 win over Minnesota.

NBA: New Jersey 105, Utah 88

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Devin Harris scored 34 points with six assists Saturday, keying the New Jersey Nets' 105-88 rout of the Utah Jazz.

NBA: New Jersey 112, LA Clippers 95

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Yi Jianlian scored a team-high 27 points Saturday when the New Jersey Nets registered an easy 112-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Indiana 98, New Jersey 87

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- T.J. Ford scored 18 points, dished out nine assists and grabbed seven rebounds Wednesday in leading Indiana past New Jersey 98-87.

NBA: Miami 99, New Jersey 94

MIAMI, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade led a Miami comeback with 19 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter Monday to give the Heat a 99-94 win over New Jersey.

NBA: Indiana 98, New Jersey 80

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Danny Granger scored 23 points Saturday night to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 98-80 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

NBA: Phoenix 114, New Jersey 86

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Raja Bell had 22 points, including a 6-of-6 performance from three-point range, Tuesday to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 114-86 win over New Jersey.
NBA: New Jersey 95, Washington 85

NBA: New Jersey 95, Washington 85

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Vince Carter scored eight of his 21 points in the final 7:30 Wednesday, helping New Jersey break open a close game and down Washington 95-85.
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Yi Jianlian
Golden State Warriors Baron Davis puts up a shot against Milwaukee Bucks Yi Jianlian at the Oracle Coliseum in Oakland, California on December 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Yi Jianlian (simplified Chinese: 易建联; traditional Chinese: 易建聯; Pinyin: Yì Jiànlián; Cantonese: Yik6 Gin3 Lyun4, pronounced E GEE-ehn-LEE-ehn, born on October 27, 1987 (disputed) in Heshan, Guangdong, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player for the New Jersey Nets. Yi played power forward for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) in 2002 and subsequently won the Rookie of the Year Award. In his five-year career with the Tigers, he won three CBA titles, as well as playing with the Chinese national basketball team in the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2006 FIBA World Championships. In the 2007 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association as the 6th overall pick. Yi refused to sign with the Bucks for several months before agreeing to a contract with them on August 29, 2007.

There has been controversy over Yi's age, as several reports have testified that his officially listed birth date of October 27, 1987, was intentionally falsified so he would be able to play longer in junior competitions. Yi has refused to comment on his age.

Yi was the only child of his father Yi Jingliu and mother Mai Meiling, who were both professional handball players. As a child, his parents initially did not want him to join a sports school, which is designed for children who are predicted to be future stars. However, after a sports school basketball coach noticed Yi playing streetball, he persuaded Yi's family to allow Yi to train professionally.

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