QINGDAO, China, July 15 (Xinhua) — Guard Wu Qian was one rebound away from collecting triple-double, helping the Zhejiang Golden Bulls crush the Fujian Sturgeons 136-107 in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) here on Wednesday, ending the Sturgeons’ five-game winning streak.
Wu had 32 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, as Zhejiang established a 10-point lead in the first quarter.
The Sturgeons rallied back and tied the game 67-67 when the first half expired, with Ty Lawson contributing 12 points in the second quarter.
Converting successive layups in fast breaks in the third quarter, the Golden Bulls regained a single-digit advantage. Wu collected 10 points in the quarter.
With different players putting more on the scoreboard, Zhejiang extended the margin to 34 points in the last quarter and grabbed their fifth straight victory.
Six players scored in double digits for Zhejiang, as Cheng and Lu Wenbo each scored 23 points, Lai Junhao finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
On the Fujian side, Lawson got a game-high 34 points, Wang Zhelin collected 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Sun Chunpeng took 10 points.
“All players carried out our plan very well. It’s the team effort that brought us another victory,” said Liu Weiwei, coach of Zhejiang.
“This was a key game for our playoff berth, unfortunately we lost it,” said Fujian coach Aleksandar Kesar. Enditem