Zhejiang Lions rout Jilin Northeast Tigers in CBA

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QINGDAO, China, July 23 (Xinhua) — Li Jinglong made nine 3-pointers to help the Zhejiang Lions rout the Jilin Northeast Tigers 119-96 in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) here on Thursday.

Zhejiang claimed a comfortable lead at 42-25 in the first quarter through seven three-pointers, but powered by Jiang Yuxing, Jilin embarked on a run of 11-5 and 14-0 respectively in the second quarter to bounce back.

Zhejiang held a slender 65-63 advantage into half-time and improved their defense back from the locker room. They commenced the second half with a 23-7 run to open up an insurmountable 18-point lead, and Jilin never managed to cut the deficit.

Li had a game-high 29 points after finishing 10 of 19 from the field, including 9 of 18 3-pointers. Sun Minghui contributed a double-double with 10 points and 14 assists. Hu Jinqiu added 25 points. Dai Huaibo scored 16 points for Jilin.

In the coming final round of the CBA regular season, Zhejiang is set to meet the Shanxi Loongs, while Jilin face the Qingdao Eagles. Enditem

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