Japan – China 73:106
China posted second straight win over Japan at the 2023 World Cup Asian Qualifiers. China delivered a 106-73 win in the second appearance between two sides.
China erupted with a 29-10 surge at the start and never looked behind. They added a 24-19 run in the second period and nailed 31 points in the third quarter. Japan managed to post a 23-22 rally in the last stanza for the final result in the game.
Rui Zhao (196-SG-96) stepped up with 27 points and Zhenlin Zhang (207-SF-99, college: Tulane) nailed 17. Ailun Guo (188-SG-93) ended up 14, whilst Jie Xu (183-PG-00) had 13. Ryo Terashima (179-PG-97) produced 16 points in a loss and Luke Evans (203-PF-91, college: CBU) nailed 15.