The Guangdong Southern Tigers had a chance to extend their lead atop the standings with a win on Sunday night. Guangdong could move two games clear of the second place ducks as they took on the Zhejiang Bulls.
Zhejiang though, one of the most explosive teams in the league led by their foreign duo of Eddy Curry and Quincy Douby.
Guangdong’s Yi Jianlian was on fire early on as he was hitting from everywhere in the first half. The former NBAer had 23 of his 38 on the night before the break.
Guangdong, looking to pull away late in the period, but Eddy Curry help the Bulls keep it close. He finished with 32 points, 12 rebounds on the night.
However, Guangdong looked unstoppable in the third. The 7-time champs opened a 9-point lead on Terrence Williams‘ 3-point play.
Williams added 20 points overall.
The Southern Tigers cruised to a double-digit lead midway through the final quarter. Ike Diogu finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds as Guangdong held on to a 109-101 victory over Zhejiang.