CBA Roundup: Guangdong beat Beijing, Liaoning defeat Fujian in CBA

(Xinhua) 10:48, January 20, 2024

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tremont Waters scored 28 points as Guangdong beat Beijing 104-87, while Liaoning defeated Fujian 89-75 to pocket the fourth consecutive win in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Friday.

Waters hit two 3-pointers to gift Guangdong a 12-3 run and the home side enjoyed a 26-12 lead in the first quarter. Steven Adams stood out for Beijing in the second quarter but Guangdong held their advantage to lead 50-38 into halftime.

After the break, Beijing had managed to cut the deficit to only one point, only to see Guangdong storm to a 14-3 run to clinch the victory.

"It was not an easy game for us as several players could not play due to injuries and illness, but we managed to win the game with our fighting spirit," said Guangdong coach Du Feng.

Elsewhere, Qingdao edged Tianjin 119-114 after overtime, Liaoning saw off Fujian 89-75, Shenzhen upset Shandong 118-106, Nanjing eased past Ningbo 113-93, and Zhejiang routed Jiangsu 110-84. 

(Web editor: Xue Yanyan, Hongyu)


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