QINGDAO, China, July 19 (Xinhua) — With two players notching over 20 points, the Shenzhen Aviators dealt the Zhejiang Lions a 94-87 loss in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) here on Sunday.
Lu Yiwen racked up a game-high 27 points for Shenzhen, and his teammate Yang Linyi contributed 20 points, shooting five of eight from the three-point range. Hu Jinqiu of Zhejiang posted 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Shenzhen pummeled their opponents on a 13-0 run as Zhejiang were not in their rhythm at the offensive end, finishing the first quarter with an 11-point deficit. The Lions woke up with fast breaks and ended the first quarter 43-39.
Zhejiang only gained a one-point advantage to enter the last quarter as both sides played hard in the third period, but led by Yang, the Aviators showcased their aggressiveness with two three-pointers to hold off attacks. Enditem