Chinese Basketball Association: Xinjiang Flying Tigers Down Guangzhou Long-Lions to Extend Winning Streak to 4 Down Guangzhou Long-Lions to Extend Winning Streak to Four
Xinjiang Flying Tigers routed the low-ranking team of the Guangzhou Long-Lions with a 135-109 triumph in the 26th round of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Wednesday night.
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According to EuroBasket, former Washington Wizards player Andray Blatche registered another double-double game performance of 26 points and 12 rebounds to help the Flying Tigers in accomplishing another game assignment. Blatche, who also posted four assists and hit three three-pointers, went on a 6-9 shooting from the two-point range and made 5-8 from the foul line in 28 minutes of playing time.
Foreign reinforcement Darius Adams beat all scorers with game-high 32 points, while local talents TongLin Sun and Zhou Qi finished the game with a combined 22 points for the winning team, which have won four consecutive games in a row.
Chinese swingman Ju Mingxin and Asian import Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami scored 24 points each to lead the league's worst performing team this season. The Long-Lions now owns a disappointing 4-22 win-loss record.
With the victory, the Flying Tigers now improved to a better 21-5 win-loss record and presently tied with the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the second and third spot of the Chinese league's team standings. Xinjiang is just a game behind the top-notch team of Shanghai Sharks, which own a CBA-best 22-4 win-loss card.
The Flying Tigers connected a team-combined 15 shots from beyond the arc region and outrebounded the Long-Lions with a 39-31 advantage. Xinjiang had a better ball movement with 22 assists compared with Guangzhou's 18.
Basing from the match result in NowGoal, the winning team established an early 12-point lead in the first 12 minutes of the game with a 36-24 run during the opening quarter. The Flying Tigers continued to storm the opposing with another 32-24 charge in the second period ending the first half with a 20-point lead, 68-48.
They continued to control the game and further extend the gap to a commanding 28-point advantage after staging a 40-32 third quarter outburst entering the final quarter of the match.