Guangdong's Yi Jianlian, top, jumps to grab a rebound against Shandong's Zaid Abbas (No.33) during the CBA All-star Game on February 24, 2013 in Guangzhou, the capital city of south China's Guangdong Province. Yi scored 34 points to help the South edge the North 120-117. [Photo: Osports.cn]
Former NBA star Yi Jianlian grabbed MVP award to lead the South edge the North 120-117 in the All-Star game on Sunday.
"I should attribute the award to my teammates, who kept passing me the ball so I could get so many wide open shots opportunities," Yi said.
Yi scored a game-high 34 points, followed by Zaid Abbas' 30 from Shandong. Stephon Marbury scored 25 for the north.
Liaoning guard Guo Ailun defended technics champion with 39 seconds. Xiralijan from Xinjiang, who collected 21 points in the game, took the three-point title from defending champion Beijing forward Zhu Yanxi. Unknown Zhaiyi of Shanghai claimed the Slam King with a game-high 92 points in total.