Yao: "I can't wait for the next game"
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March 7 - Houston Rockets center Yao Ming returned to action after missing 32 games for a fractured1 right leg on March 5.


The absence of more than two months took its toll2 on Yao, but only for three quarters. He erupted in the fourth and helped to cut a 14-point deficit3 to within two near the end of the game, but the rally4 came too late, and the Rockets lost to Cleveland Cavaliers 85-91.


"I didn't play long tonight. I mean, 27 minutes, that's not my average (34.6) because coach would not play me if I did not feel good. He said he would control my minutes by how the game was going and how I was going. I understand; everything for the team," said Yao, "So the minutes I played in the first three quarters got me feeling regular, so in the fourth quarter, when I stepped out, I made a couple shots and it was a big help."


March 6 is the day of Jingzhe (the Waking of Insects), one of the 24 solar terms that divide the traditional Chinese lunar year. From this day on, little creatures that were hibernating5 are supposed to come back to life.


With Yao's return, the energy seems to be back with the Rockets, too. "In the fourth quarter, it was a little bit better. But I'm just not up to it all. I felt the team played with high energy in the fourth quarter, and I could feel the energy of my teammates. I can't wait for the next game."



1 fractured fractured     
adj. 断裂的 动词fracture的过去式和过去分词
  • He died in the car collision with his skull fractured. 他在那次撞车事件中因头骨碎裂而死去。
  • He fell from a tree and his leg fractured in three places. 他从树上掉下来,腿三处骨折。
2 toll LJpzo     
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
3 deficit tmAzu     
  • The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事们报告赤字为250万美元。
  • We have a great deficit this year.我们今年有很大亏损。
4 rally ZTnxh     
  • The grand mass rally was held on the square.广场上举行了盛大的群众集会。
  • The team captain vainly tried to rally his troops.队长试图振作部队的士气,但没有成功。
5 hibernating f80b5172f3c99212dfddbaaa9b2be0c3     
(某些动物)冬眠,蛰伏( hibernate的现在分词 )
  • The hibernating animals reduce movement to far below the ordinary level. 冬眠的动物把活动量大大减少到低于一般的水平。
  • People find hibernating animals asleep. 人们发现冬眠动物处于休眠状态。