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"Don't Ruin the Basketball Game"
Version United States
Season Season 18
Episode Number 5/11 (208)
First Broadcast March 20, 2011
Episode Chronology
Previous "This is the Most Stupid Day Ever"
Next "I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade"
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Don't Ruin the Basketball Game is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Eternal Tower are as follows:

  1. Margie & Luke
  2. Jet & Cord
  3. Gary & Mallory
  4. Ron & Christina
  5. Kisha & Jen
  6. Flight Time & Big Easy
  7. Jaime & Cara
  8. Zev & Justin
  9. Kent & Vyxsin

Since the previous leg was a no-rest leg, teams immediately departed from the Pit Stop to continue racing.

Teams must travel by train to Kunming Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Dounan Flower Market tofind their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Golden Horse and Jade Cock Memorial Archway to find their next clue.

Choice A: Honor the Past
Teams would have to put on a traditional Tibetan outfit at the Yunnan Province Cultural Center and then watch a theater troupe. Without taking any notes, teams then have to go off-stage, and put a series of 15 dolls dressed up like the actors in the order of the procession on stage. If they get the right order, they will receive their clue. If not, they would have to start over.

Gary & Mallory, Kisha & Jen, Ron & Christina, and Zev & Justin chose this task.

Choice B: Embrace the Future
Teams would have to put on safety gear and then bring three heavy boxes up to the roof of the China Great Wall Assets Management Company building. Once there, they have to help assemble a solar water heating system before they can receive their next clue.

Flight Time & Big Easy, Jaime & Cara, Jet & Cord, Kent & Vyxsin, and Margie & Luke chose this task.

Using a photo for reference, teams must travel by taxi to the Yunnan Province Cultural Center to find their next clue.

At Sadarghat, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, with two slots available. Kent & Vyxsin used the first slot of the U-Turn on Jaime & Cara. Jaime & Cara used the second slot of the U-Turn on Flight Time & Big Easy.

Since Jaime & Cara completed the Embrace the Future Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Honor the Past Detour before continuing.

Since Flight Time & Big Easy completed the Embrace the Future Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Honor the Past Detour before continuing.

Teams must search for the Lion Pavilion in Stone Forest to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to assemble a life-size 20-foot long model of a Dilophosaurus. Once the model is properly built, a paleontologist would give them their next clue. If at any point the paleontologist believes that the model was structurally unsafe, the racer would have to start over.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Gary & Mallory used their Express Pass to bypass the Roadblock. Gary had chosen to perform the task prior to handing over the Express Pass.

Teams must travel by taxi to Green Lake Park to check in.

For coming in first place, Jet & Cord each won $5,000.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass

User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot • Was penalized with an automatic U-Turn


JetCordUnfinishedBusiness
 1st place 
Jet & Cord
Cowboys
GaryMalloryUnfinishedBusiness
 2nd placeϵ 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
MargieLukeUnfinishedBusiness
 3rd place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
KishaJenUnfinishedBusiness
 4th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
KentVyxsinUnfinishedBusiness
 5th place 
Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
FlightTimeBigEasyUnfinishedBusiness
 6th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
RonaldChristinaUnfinishedBusiness
 7th place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
ZevJustinUnfinishedBusiness
 8th place 
Zev & Justin
Best Friends
JaimeCaraUnfinishedBusiness
 ELIMINATED 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Mallory after hearing news of Kent & Vyxsin approaching the train station.

References

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