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Trae Golden



There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in CBA. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The game between third ranked Golden Bulls (39-11) and sixteenth ranked Sturgeons (12-38) was the most important one in the last round on Thursday night. Golden Bulls were defeated by Sturgeons in Hangzhou 97-107. Sturgeons looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard Trae Golden (189-91, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Network Sports International) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 16 assists. The former international center Zhelin Wang (213-94) contributed with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Austrian swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Golden Bulls. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sturgeons maintains sixteenth place with 12-38 record. Golden Bulls at the other side keep the third position with 11 games lost. Sturgeons are looking forward to face higher ranked Aviators (#8) in Shenzhen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Golden Bulls will play on the road against the league’s leader Guandong Tigers (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An interesting game for Flying Leopards (43-9) which hosted in Yingkou 4th placed Flying Tigers (34-18). Second ranked Flying Leopards managed to get a 12-point victory 96-84. Zhenlin Zhang (207-99, college: Tulane) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Kyle Fogg chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Center Lutu Bula (210-99) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flying Leopards have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 43-9 record having just two points less than leader Guangdong ST. Flying Tigers at the other side keep the fourth position with 18 games lost. Flying Leopards will play against Royal Fighters (#12) in Beijing in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flying Tigers will play at home against Heroes (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
CBA top team – Guandong Tigers (46-5) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Loongs (17-33) in Dongguan 94-89. Mingxuan Hu nailed 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side. Guandong Tigers’ coach Feng Du used entire bench in such tough game. Eric Moreland came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for Loongs in the defeat. Guandong Tigers have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 46-5 record. Loongs lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 33 games lost. Guandong Tigers will meet at home Golden Bulls (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Loongs will play against Sharks (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Shenzhen was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Guangsha Lions (28-20) played at the court of eighth ranked Aviators (28-22). Aviators managed to secure a 7-point victory 103-96. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guangsha Lions. The best player for the winners was Kenny Boynton who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists. Aviators’ coach Jianjun Wang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Aviators maintains eighth place with 28-22 record. Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 20 games lost. Aviators’ next round opponent will be Sturgeons (#16) in Jinjiang and are hoping to win another game.
The game in Qingdao was also quite interesting. 4th placed Flying Tigers (34-18) played at the court of sixth ranked Eagles (30-22). Eagles did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 136-117 on Tuesday. Dakari Johnson orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Eagles. They maintain sixth place with 30-22 record. Loser Flying Tigers keep the fourth position with 18 games lost. Eagles will face Monkey Kings (#18) in Jiangsu in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Flying Tigers will play at home against Heroes (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 53: bottom-ranked Jiangsu D. were smashed by Beijing RF on the road 105-70. Nanjing TX MK lost to Guangzhou LL on its own court 107-121. Bottom-ranked Jiangsu D. unfortunately lost to Nanjing TX MK in Jiangsu 99-109. Jilin NE T. recorded a loss to Qingdao E. at home 111-112. Beijing RF was crushed by Shandong H. on the opponent’s court 118-88. Guangzhou LL beat Tianjin in a home game 147-140. Shandong H. destroyed Tianjin on the road 109-86. Beijing D. managed to outperform Sichuan BW on its own court 95-86. Liaoning FL managed to beat Jilin NE T. in Yingkou 109-97.


Shenzhen A. – Guangsha L. 103-96

The game in Shenzhen was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Guangsha Lions (28-20) played at the court of eighth ranked Aviators (28-22). Aviators managed to secure a 7-point victory 103-96. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guangsha Lions. Aviators players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kenny Boynton (188-91, college: Florida, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists. The former international center Zijie Shen (210-97) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Aviators’ coach Jianjun Wang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Jinqiu Hu (210-97) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and the former international center ZhongHao Xu (212-90) added 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aviators maintains eighth place with 28-22 record. Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 20 games lost. Aviators’ next round opponent will be Sturgeons (#16) in Jinjiang and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: Z.Yanhao 24+5reb+1ast, H.Jinqiu 23+15reb, X.ZhongHao 18+10reb+4ast, X.Feng 11+2reb+3ast, L.Jinglong 6+1reb, F.Kay 5+4reb+5ast
Shenzhen A.: S.Zijie 26+13reb+4ast, B.Kenny 25+9reb+13ast, B.Haotian 16+6reb+3ast, L.Yiwen 12+1reb+1ast, Y.Linyi 11+2reb+3ast, H.Xining 8+2reb+7ast

gschID: 882898

Beijing RF – Jiangsu D. 105-70

No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked Royal Fighters (25-27) crushed bottom-ranked Jiangsu Dragons (8-44) in Beijing 105-70 on Thursday. Royal Fighters made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Jiangsu Dragons turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Joseph Young (188-92, college: Oregon) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 4 assists. The former international center Changdong Yu (207-91) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Power forward Yuxuan Liu (207-99) answered with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Dezmine Wells (196-92, college: Maryland) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Jiangsu Dragons. Five Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Royal Fighters maintains twelfth place with 25-27 record. Jiangsu Dragons lost their eleventh game in a row. They stay dead last with 44 lost games. Royal Fighters will face league’s second-placed Flying Leopards in Yingkou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jiangsu Dragons will play at home against Pioneers (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: W.Dezmine 13+6reb+4ast, H.Rongqi 13+7reb+3ast, L.Yuxuan 13+9reb+3ast, Z.Xiran 11+3reb+4ast, J.Haoran 10+3reb+2ast, S.Xin 4
Beijing RF: Y.Changdong 16+4reb+1ast, Y.Joseph 15+3reb+4ast, Z.Fan 13+3reb+1ast, M.Yong 12+1reb+3ast, U.Ekpe 9+9reb+3ast, Z.Yuchen 8+7reb+1ast

gschID: 882900

Nanjing TX MK – Guangzhou LL 107-121

Very expected game when 18th ranked Monkey Kings (9-43) lost to thirteenth ranked Long-Lions (24-30) in Jiangsu 107-121 on Thursday. Long-Lions forced 21 Monkey Kings turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 19 long-distance shots on high 55.9 percentage. Long-Lions looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American-Albanian guard Dallas Moore (185-94, college: N.Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 7 assists. Forward TianYi Yao (200-93) contributed with 20 points and 8 assists for the winners. American center Arnett Moultrie (208-90, college: MSU) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard Tal Co (191-91) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 15 assists in the effort for Monkey Kings. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Long-Lions maintains thirteenth place with 24-30 record. Loser Monkey Kings keep the eighteenth position with 43 games lost. Long-Lions will face higher ranked Jilin Tigers (#10) in Changchun in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Monkey Kings will play at home against Eagles (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nanjing TX MK: M.Arnett 31+11reb+3ast, X.Wang 15+2reb+4ast, H.Qiaowen 13+1reb+1ast, C.Tal 12+5reb+15ast, L.Hongpeng 12+3reb+1ast, H.Jiaoengeer 9+1reb+2ast
Guangzhou LL: M.Dallas 40+4reb+7ast, Y.TianYi 20+4reb+8ast, Z.Zhun 17+5reb+1ast, S.Ha 10+4reb+1ast, Z.Mingzhen 10+4reb+3ast, J.Mingru 9+2reb+2ast

gschID: 882901

Nanjing TX MK – Jiangsu D. 109-99

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighteenth ranked Monkey Kings and 19th ranked Jiangsu Dragons had identical 8-43 record. This time Monkey Kings used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Nanjing 109-99 on Tuesday night. Monkey Kings made 30-of-39 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Jiangsu Dragons turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Jiangsu Dragons were plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international point guard Tal Co (191-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 9 assists. American center Arnett Moultrie (208-90, college: MSU) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. American guard Dezmine Wells (196-92, college: Maryland) answered with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists and center Haoran Jiang (206-0) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Jiangsu Dragons. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Monkey Kings maintains eighteenth place with 9-43 record. Jiangsu Dragons lost their eleventh game in a row. They stay dead last with 44 lost games. Monkey Kings will face higher ranked Eagles (#6) in Qingdao in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jiangsu Dragons will play at home against Pioneers (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: W.Dezmine 37+10reb+6ast, Z.Qilong 16+4reb, H.Rongqi 15+3reb+4ast, J.Haoran 12+9reb+2ast, S.Hongfei 11+2reb+6ast, L.Yuxuan 5+2reb
Nanjing TX MK: C.Tal 27+3reb+9ast, M.Arnett 25+12reb+1ast, H.Qiaowen 15+4reb+3ast, W.Shengwei 14+4reb+3ast, J.Huyishan 10+4reb, H.Sean 7+3reb+2ast

gschID: 882896

Jilin NE T. – Qingdao E. 111-112

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Jilin Tigers (27-25) were edged by sixth ranked Eagles (30-22) in Changchun 112-111 on Thursday. Eagles made 28-of-35 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Jilin Tigers were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Bulgarian-American point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis) saved the victory by scoring 50 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. American power forward Dakari Johnson (213-95, college: Kentucky) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) answered with a triple-double by scoring 53 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 10 assists and point guard Weize Jiang (182-0) added 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in the effort for Jilin Tigers. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Eagles. They maintain sixth place with 30-22 record. Loser Jilin Tigers keep the tenth position with 25 games lost. Eagles will face Monkey Kings (#18) in Jiangsu in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Jilin Tigers will play at home against Long-Lions (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: J.Dominique 53+13reb+10ast, J.Weize 25+5reb+4ast, L.Ang 10+6reb+1ast, D.Huaibo 7+3reb+1ast, G.Mingyang 6+2reb+1ast, D.Haoran 5+2reb+1ast
Qingdao E.: A.Darius 50+6reb+3ast, L.Chuanxing 13+7reb+1ast, J.Dakari 10+11reb+2ast, W.Qing-Ming 9+3reb+3ast, X.JiaHan 8+2reb+3ast, Z.Dapeng 7+4reb

gschID: 882902

Shandong H. – Beijing RF 118-88

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Heroes (31-21) outplayed 12th ranked Royal Fighters (25-27) in Jinan 118-88 on Tuesday. Heroes made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Heroes outrebounded Royal Fighters 54-39 including a 46-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: UT Martin) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 assists. The former international center HanLin Tao (208-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. Four Heroes players scored in double figures. American point guard Andrew Harrison (198-94, college: Kentucky) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals and Fan Zhang (194-96) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Royal Fighters. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Heroes maintains fifth place with 31-21 record. Loser Royal Fighters keep the twelfth position with 27 games lost. Heroes will face higher ranked Flying Tigers (#4) in Urumqi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Royal Fighters will play on the road against the league’s second-placed Flying Leopards (#2) in Yingkou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beijing RF: Z.Fan 16+3reb+4ast, H.Andrew 16+6reb+11ast, W.Shaojie 12+10reb, L.Gen 9+2reb, M.Yong 7+1reb+1ast, Y.Changdong 7+3reb
Shandong H.: H.Lester 23+4reb+10ast, J.Cheng 17+7reb+1ast, C.Peidong 15+1reb+8ast, T.HanLin 14+18reb, H.Peizuo 14+11reb, J.Haolong 11+3reb+1ast

gschID: 882895

Qingdao E. – Xinjiang FT 136-117

The game in Qingdao was also quite interesting. 4th placed Flying Tigers (34-18) played at the court of sixth ranked Eagles (30-22). Eagles did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 136-117 on Tuesday. Eagles made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. Flying Tigers were plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Dakari Johnson (213-95, college: Kentucky) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Bulgarian-American point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis) contributed with 26 points and 7 assists for the winners. The former international point guard LingXu Zeng (194-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Lithuanian power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-90) added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Flying Tigers. Four Eagles and five Flying Tigers players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Eagles. They maintain sixth place with 30-22 record. Loser Flying Tigers keep the fourth position with 18 games lost. Eagles will face Monkey Kings (#18) in Jiangsu in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Flying Tigers will play at home against Heroes (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: Z.Qi 19+9reb+1ast, C.Ian 16+1ast, M.Donatas 16+9reb+4ast, Z.LingXu 16+6reb+12ast, A.Abudurexiti 12+3reb+1ast, J.Refukati 11+2reb+1ast
Qingdao E.: J.Dakari 31+10reb+4ast, A.Darius 26+2reb+7ast, Z.Dapeng 17+1reb+4ast, L.Chuanxing 11+11reb+1ast, Z.Cheng-Yu 10+1ast, Z.TaiLong 9

gschID: 882893

Guangzhou LL – Tianjin 147-140

There was no surprise when 17th ranked Pioneers (10-42) lost to thirteenth ranked Long-Lions (24-30) in Guangzhou 140-147 on Tuesday. Long-Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Pioneers’ 50. Long-Lions forced 20 Pioneers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Pioneers were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Albanian guard Dallas Moore (185-94, college: N.Florida) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 49 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Mingzhen Zhu (197-96) contributed with 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Long-Lions’ coach Shiqiang Guo let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Montenegrin forward Marko Todorovic (210-92) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists and Taiwanese guard Tingqian Lin (194-99, college: Bryant) added 25 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Pioneers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Long-Lions maintains thirteenth place with 24-30 record. Pioneers lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the seventeenth position with 42 games lost. Long-Lions will face higher ranked Jilin Tigers (#10) in Changchun in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pioneers will play on the road against Jiangsu Dragons (#19) in Nanjing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tianjin: T.Marko 31+12reb+9ast, H.Siyu 26+7reb+2ast, L.Tingqian 25+7reb+8ast, S.Deshaui 18+3reb, M.Zikai 13+9reb+2ast, X.Jin 11+6reb+2ast
Guangzhou LL: M.Dallas 49+6reb+11ast, Z.Mingzhen 26+9reb+1ast, C.Ying-Chun 18+5reb+7ast, Z.Zhun 13+5reb+1ast, W.Zhengbo 11+1reb+1ast, H.Isaac 10+11reb+1ast

gschID: 882894

Tianjin – Shandong H. 86-109

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Heroes (31-21) crushed 17th ranked Pioneers (10-42) in Tianjin 109-86 on Thursday. Heroes dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Pioneers’ 42 and made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Heroes forced 19 Pioneers turnovers and outrebounded them 47-34 including 36 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: UT Martin) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. The former international center HanLin Tao (208-91) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Montenegrin forward Marko Todorovic (210-92) answered with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Taiwanese guard Tingqian Lin (194-99, college: Bryant) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Pioneers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Heroes maintains fifth place with 31-21 record. Pioneers lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the seventeenth position with 42 games lost. Heroes will face higher ranked Flying Tigers (#4) in Urumqi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pioneers will play on the road against Jiangsu Dragons (#19) in Nanjing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tianjin: L.Tingqian 16+2reb+4ast, X.Jin 12+4reb+1ast, H.Siyu 12+4reb+3ast, T.Marko 11+6reb+5ast, Y.Tian 9+2reb+1ast, M.Zikai 8+2reb+2ast
Shandong H.: H.Lester 25+2reb+9ast, T.HanLin 22+9reb, J.Cheng 13+2reb+2ast, W.Ruheng 11+3reb+3ast, C.Peidong 11+3reb+2ast, H.Peizuo 7+6reb+1ast

gschID: 882903

Guangdong ST – Shanxi L. 94-89

CBA top team – Guandong Tigers (46-5) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Loongs (17-33) in Dongguan 94-89. They outrebounded Loongs 52-39 including 18 on the offensive glass. Guandong Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international point guard Mingxuan Hu (191-98) nailed 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side and the former international Rui Zhao (196-96) accounted for 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Guandong Tigers’ coach Feng Du used entire bench in such tough game. American forward Eric Moreland (208-91, college: Oregon St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and center PengFei Yan (211-93) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Loongs in the defeat. Guandong Tigers have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 46-5 record. Loongs lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 33 games lost. Guandong Tigers will meet at home Golden Bulls (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Loongs will play against Sharks (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shanxi L.: M.Eric 25+10reb+3ast, Z.Zhandong 13+3reb+3ast, Y.PengFei 12+7reb, Z.Xu 9+4reb+3ast, G.ZhaoBao 8+2reb, L.Guancen 8+3reb+2ast
Guangdong ST: Z.Rui 17+6reb+6ast, H.Mingxuan 16+8reb+9ast, Z.Haojia 13+1reb, W.Xinkai 11+2reb, Z.Peng 8+2reb, T.Jason 8+12reb

gschID: 882897

Beijing D. – Sichuan BW 95-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Blue Whales‘ (26-25) road loss to tenth ranked Ducks (27-23) in Beijing 86-95 on Wednesday. Ducks made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Blue Whales were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: NM State) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!). Croatian-American center Justin Hamilton (213-90, college: LSU) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Ducks players scored in double figures. U.S. Virgin Islands-American forward Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85, agency: BIG) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Blue Whales. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Ducks moved-up to ninth place. Loser Blue Whales keep the eleventh position with 25 games lost. Ducks will face higher ranked Guangsha Lions (#7) in Hangzhou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: G.Marcus 35+5reb+5ast, Z.Songwei 10, Y.Zhenliang 9+5reb, J.Hanyi 9+4reb+3ast, H.Hamed 8+8reb+1ast, L.Yuanyu 5+5reb+1ast
Beijing D.: G.Jonathan 25+7reb+2ast, H.Justin 21+6reb+1ast, F.Ziming 18+10reb, M.Lei 10+2reb+3ast, L.XiaoYu 7+2reb+6ast, F.Shuo 6+1reb+6ast

gschID: 882899

Liaoning FL – Xinjiang FT 96-84

An interesting game for Flying Leopards (43-9) which hosted in Yingkou 4th placed Flying Tigers (34-18). Second ranked Flying Leopards managed to get a 12-point victory 96-84. Flying Leopards made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Flying Tigers were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Zhenlin Zhang (207-99, college: Tulane) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Kyle Fogg (190-90, college: Arizona) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Center Lutu Bula (210-99) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks and the former international point guard LingXu Zeng (194-87) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flying Leopards have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 43-9 record having just two points less than leader Guangdong ST. Flying Tigers at the other side keep the fourth position with 18 games lost. Flying Leopards will play against Royal Fighters (#12) in Beijing in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flying Tigers will play at home against Heroes (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: Z.LingXu 13+4reb+5ast, C.Ian 12+5reb+2ast, A.Azat 11+4ast, B.Lutu 10+13reb+1ast, T.Caiyu 10+2reb+1ast, Q.Lin 9+1reb+3ast
Liaoning FL: Z.Zhenlin 26+13reb+1ast, F.Kyle 17+5reb+9ast, M.O.J. 13+2reb+3ast, F.Hao 10+6reb+1ast, W.Changze 8+6reb+2ast, Z.Rongzhen 7+11reb

gschID: 882904

Zhejiang GB. – Fujian S. 97-107

The game between third ranked Golden Bulls (39-11) and sixteenth ranked Sturgeons (12-38) was the most important one in the last round on Thursday night. Golden Bulls were defeated by Sturgeons in Hangzhou 97-107. Sturgeons looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard Trae Golden (189-91, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Network Sports International) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 16 assists. The former international center Zhelin Wang (213-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Austrian swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Xuhang Zhu (206-93) added 18 points in the effort for Golden Bulls. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sturgeons maintains sixteenth place with 12-38 record. Golden Bulls at the other side keep the third position with 11 games lost. Sturgeons are looking forward to face higher ranked Aviators (#8) in Shenzhen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Golden Bulls will play on the road against the league’s leader Guandong Tigers (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang GB.: L.Sylven 19+5reb+1ast, Z.Xuhang 18+3reb, L.Junhao 11+7reb, W.Yibo 11+1reb+2ast, N.Maurice 10+6reb, L.Xiaotian 9+2reb+6ast
Fujian S.: G.Trae 43+9reb+16ast, L.Chen 29+3reb+1ast, W.Zhelin 19+11reb+4ast, L.Jianghuai 5+4reb, H.YiChao 5+9reb+1ast, X.Liu 3+1reb

gschID: 882905

Jilin NE T. – Liaoning FL 97-109

Very predictable result when second ranked Flying Leopards (43-9) won against 10th ranked Jilin Tigers (27-25) in Changchun 109-97 on Tuesday. Flying Leopards dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Jilin Tigers’ 44 and made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Jilin Tigers 54-19 including a 21-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Flying Leopards looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Zhenlin Zhang (207-99, college: Tulane) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international center Dejun Han (215-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Flying Leopards players scored in double figures. Flying Leopards’ coach Ming Yang used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals and point guard Weize Jiang (182-0) added 21 points in the effort for Jilin Tigers. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Flying Leopards. They maintain second place with 43-9 record having just two points less than leader Guangdong ST. Loser Jilin Tigers keep the tenth position with 25 games lost. Flying Leopards will face Royal Fighters (#12) in Beijing in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jilin Tigers will play at home against Long-Lions and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: J.Dominique 35+7reb+15ast, J.Weize 21+1reb+1ast, Z.Cheng 9+1reb+4ast, L.Ang 8+2reb+3ast, G.JinLin 7, C.JinMing 6+4reb+3ast
Liaoning FL: Z.Zhenlin 19+15reb+6ast, H.Dejun 19+11reb+1ast, F.Kyle 18+3reb+6ast, F.Hao 13+6reb+1ast, Z.Rongzhen 11+6reb, M.O.J. 11+5reb+2ast

gschID: 882892

Tags : TRAE GOLDEN, FUJIAN STURGEONS, CHINESE BASKETBALL

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