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Yi Jianlian back on court

2009-12-25 10:16 BJT

We begin with a return-to-action in the NBA. New Jersey's Yi Jianlian came back to the court after being sidelined by injury. Yi entered the Nets' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves just before Christmas Day.

New Jersey Nets' Yi Jianlian, left, of China, puts up a shot over Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love and Ryan Hollins, right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 in East Rutherford, N.J. Yi scored 22 points but the Timberwolves beat the Nets 103-99.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New Jersey Nets' Yi Jianlian, left, of 
China, puts up a shot over Minnesota 
Timberwolves' Kevin Love and Ryan Hollins,
 right, during the third quarter of an NBA
 basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 
in East Rutherford, N.J. Yi scored 22 
points but the Timberwolves beat the Nets 
103-99.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Nets produced a special video to wish every player a Merry Christmas. And Chinese sensation Yi Jianlian played the role of a treasured Christmas gift in the New Jersey lineup. He talked about how he approached the action on his first game back.

Yi Jianlian of New Jersy Nets says, "My state in training is OK, so I resume my play today as a substitute. And I wanted to get myself adjusted."