By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this weeks edition find out who will play who, which international player set a franchise record and how the league discovers its talent across the globe.



Yao vs Yi

The 2007 NBA China Games rocked the Eastern Hemisphere, as fans filled the stands to get a glimpse of some of the NBA's finest. Now with all NBA teams back in the states, fans in China remain at the edge of their seat in anticipation of Friday's Rockets vs Bucks matchup in Houston. Two members of the Chinese National Team, Bucks rookie, Yi Jianlian and Rockets' six-year vet, Yao Ming will become adversaries for the very first time. A five time All-Star, Yao is a proven vet while Yi, the 2007 No. 6 pick is just beginning to experience the trials and tribulations of a first year pro. International and local media, including three national television stations that will broadcast the game to 250 million people in China, will cover and watch Yao's and Yi's every move.