Kirilenko Leads Russia Past China 73-54

LONDON — Andrei Kirilenko and Aleksey Shved powered Russia past China 73-54 in the first game of the day at the Olympic Basketball Stadium.

Kirilenko led the way with 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the floor, 7-for-10 from inside the 3-point line. Shed had 14 and six assists. Yi Jianlian led China with 16 points and was the only player from China to score in double digits.


  1. americans are stupid says:

    Americans are stupid.

  2. Drew says:

    Linsane in the membrane!!!

  3. Jayjoe14 says:

    where is Jeremy Lin?

  4. Alexey Shved will win Rookie of the Year on the Timberwolves for sure.

    • RayRay20 says:

      With Anthony Davis playing in his Rookie year? Keep dreaming.

    • jmndodge says:

      Don’t know how much playing time Shved will actually get. Adelman and Kahn were planning on bringing Ricky Rubio along slowly also, but before the knee injury was the key to Timberwolves success. Shved, will likely have to split his playing time at both pg/sg. If he plays well early which Ricky is still building strength and not full recovered he likely will see regular minutes. His time at SG however, will depend on the health of Roy, as well as the ability of Buddinger to move to SG and play strong defense while shooting the open three. Should any of those three have early season difficulty, Shved might get more minutes. There is no question the kid has ability, has enjoyed success in Europe, and has major pro experience. He also knows Kirilenko very well and they play well together…. still big minutes do not necessarily translate into rookie of the year. It could happen, I would love to see it, but only time will tell. I’m more concerned with his development into a solid player for many years than those rookie honors.

  5. veksleri says:

    Artem is a Russian name as well. What pasting are you exactly talking about?

  6. Still better than you says:

    Say whatever you want about yi, i bet he’s still better most of y’all. At least he had the opportunity to represent his country in he olympics. Thats what its all about. Stop hatin’

    • sire says:

      i hate when people say this we are putting yi in the tier of professional basketball , so we can hate all we want now this kind of riff raff talk is good if you in a rec ball court and a guy sidelines is talking treash because its the same level so your not witty your stupid for making that statment.

  7. bu says:

    China is amateur level compare with other good European teams even when Yao Ming was at his best with Wang Zhizhi & Liu. Now with the current team, is even weaker. Yi is more like a D leaguer.

  8. Nick says:

    Šved would be a Slovak name, Shved is his real name.

  9. MinWolves says:

    Gooooo TimberWolves!!!

  10. brian says:

    both of the Russians are going to the wolves 😀

  11. Georg says:

    Im pretty sure its Šved not Shed

  12. lakers says:

    yi jianlian is a beast (sarcasm)