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Yi Jianlian: League leader Guangdong clinches 12th straight victory


BEIJING, Jan. 25 — League leader Guangdong Hongyuan extended their winning streak to 12 games by easing past Bayi Fubang 92-82 at the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league on Friday.

Former NBA player Yi Jianlian became Guangdong’s hero again by wrapping up the team high 22 points and 10 rebounds. Yi propped up the offence side from inside to make up for Guangdong’s poor 16 percent of shooting from behind the arc.

The Guangdong team, who boasts seven CBA titles, has not tasted a defeat since former coach Li Chunjiang resigned due to health issue on Jan. 6.

Guangdong trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, but used a pair of runs in the third quarter to go on top and build a big lead in the fourth quarter.

Veteran Wang Zhizhi finished with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Bayi, who suffered a five-game losing streak. Han Shuo added 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

via CBA Roundup: League leader Guangdong clinches 12th straight victory – NZweek.


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