The game was VIRUTALLY OVER by 3Q, as Xinjiang were already falling behind by almost 20 points (73 ~ 54).
Ding Yan Yuhang was playing more and more with confidence; even though he is still not 100% recovered from his stomch sickness (he vomitted again by half time in the locker room), his 3-pointers and his penetrations and mid-range jumpers/lay-ups were JUST TOO MUCH for Xinjiang.
The scoreline was just 11 points apart by half time (49 ~ 38). Ding Yan Yuhang scored 5 consecutive points to stretch the lead to 16. WhenXinjiang managed to come back to single digits after 2 consecutive 3-pointers, Ding Yan Yuhang scored 9 consecutive points (2 3-pointer and another 2+1) to stretch the lead back to a comfortable level. He scored a total of 34 points, 18 points in 3Q, by end of 3Q.
With a 19 point lead into 4Q, Ding Yan Yuhang just added 9 points to his score sheet in 4Q before sitting down to rest amidst chants of MVP from the jubilant home crowd.
Shandong thrashed Xinjiang 95 ~ 78.
Ding Yan Yuhang finished with 43 points (tying his career high points scored) with exceptionally high FG% (16/25 FG% 5/11 3-pointer% 6/7 FT%), 8 rebounds and 2 assists.