Open Thread: China vs. Lithuania, FIBA World Championships Round of 16

NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: Yi Jianlian #11 of the China shoots over Nathan Peavy #12 of Puerto Rico during their exhibition game as part of the World Basketball Festival at Madison Square Garden on August 15 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

UPDATE: China lost 78-67.  Yi had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

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Yi Jianlian and China will take on Lithuania today in a Round of 16 FIBA Match.  The game will be televised on ESPN3 at 11 a.m., so if you have a Comcast account and/or an ESPN3 account, you can check out the game there.  For those of you watching, here's your open thread.

Yi is expected to play in the game despite an achilles injury.  For more on Yi, check out Truth About It's interview with Bob Donewald, China's head coach, as well as this outstanding profile by SLAM's Matt Lawyue. 

We haven't had an open thread in a while, so just a reminder to everyone: pretty much anything goes in these.  Obviously, the focus is on China-Lithuania, but the idea is to simulate a real-time conversation.  Comments pop up automatically, so there's no need for you to refresh the page.  As long as you keep it clean and you're respectful of each other, anything is fair game.  

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