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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 make their way to Dounan Flower Market, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must take a taxi to Golden Horse and Jade Cock Memorial Archway, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Honor the Past
Teams must travel to the Makye Ame Shangri-la Tibetan Palatial Restaurant and put on a traditional Tibetan outfit, then watch a theater troupe. Without taking any notes, teams must then 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 place the dolls in the correct order, they would receive their clue. If not, they must watch the procession again.

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


Choice B: Embrace the Future
Teams must put on safety gear and then bring three heavy boxes up to the roof of the China Great Wall Asset Management Company building. They must then help assemble a solar water heating system to receive their next clue.

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

Teams would be given a photo enclosed in their clue, leaving teams to figure out that they must make their way to the Yunnan Province Cultural Center, where they would find their next clue.

At Yunnan Province Cultural Center, 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 make their way to the Stone Forest, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready for a task 65 million years in the making?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must assemble a life-size 20-foot long model of a Dilophosaurus. If at any point a paleontologist believes that the model was structurally unsafe, they must find their mistake before they could continue building. Once the model is properly built, the paleontologist would give them their next clue.

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 make their way 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 on a Non-Elimination Leg     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
Jet & Cord
 1st place 
Jet & Cord
Cowboys
Gary & Mallory
 2nd placeϵ 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
Margie & Luke
 3rd place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
Kisha & Jen
 4th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
Kent & Vyxsin
 5th place 
Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
Flight Time & Big Easy
 6th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
Ron & Christina
 7th place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
Zev & Justin
 8th place 
Zev & Justin
Best Friends
Jaime & Cara
 9th place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders

Trivia

References

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Episodes

"Head Down and Hold On" · "I Never Looked So Foolish in My Whole Entire Life" · "We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently" · "This Is the Most Stupid Day Ever" · "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" · "I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade" · "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win" · "I Cannot Deal with Your Psycho Behavior" · "We're Good American People" · "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen" · "This Is Where It Ends"

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