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Yi Jianlian scores 48 points in Guangdong win over Jilin and shows why he’s still the best Chinese basketball player

CHANGCHUN, China, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian snatched 48 points and 11 rebounds on Wednesday, helping Guangdong edge Jilin 118-114 in the 30th round of the 2015-2016 season’s Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league.

Jilin’s 2-point attempts’ accuracy was 60 percent all over the match, Josh Akognon led the home team with 38 points, Peter Ramos grabbed 24 points and 14 rebounds. The two let fans see hopes of upsetting the visitors.

But Yi put the game beyond Jilin’s reach since the start of the fourth quarter.

Yi dunked four times during the match, each of which happened at the crossroads. Although Josh narrowed the gap to two points few seconds before the final, Guangdong could keep its advantages till the end by ‘air domination’.

"The growing shortage of our inner players is becoming more serious, because of Yi," said Jiang Xuyong, head coach of Jilin.

"This is a big team for us, I am satisfied with our players’ performances today, in general," he added.

via Yi lifts Guangdong over Jilin 118-114 | Shanghai Daily.