Xinjiang – 92 @ Guangsha – 102
Xinjiang, coming fresh off a disappointing loss on the road against Shanghai in Round 11, failed to come up with a bounce back win in Hangzhou on Friday night, losing to Guangsha in a game that was never really in doubt. The loss brings Xinjiang down to a disappointing 6-4 start to the year, and it also marks the team’s first losing streak in five years.
Besides featuring a clash between two three loss teams, the match-up also pitted former Denver Nuggets teammates, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin, against each other. In the fourth quarter the two guarded each other for most of the frame. K-Mart made nothing easy for Chandler, forcing him into to several tough shots, some of which the talented forward made and some of which he missed. Chandler finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds on 11-28 shooting. Six players for Guangsha finished in double figures, including P.J. Ramos who finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
For Xinjiang, Patty Mills did all he could with a game-high 39 points and 6 steals, but he didn’t get much help elsewhere. Xu Guozhong had 17 points, most of which came via Mengke Bateer’s precise passing from the post (11 assists) and Xirelijiang had 10, but the Flying Tigers struggled to get double-digit production from elsewhere.
Shanxi – 90 @ Shanghai – 92
Beijing – 107 @ Tianjin – 101
Zhu Yanxi had a career day with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Stephon Marbury scored 35 points and Randolph Morris added 21 as Beijing went to 11-0 on the season. Tianjin got the game within five points at around the five minute mark, but some timely stops and good work on the defensive glass kept Beijing in front for good. Donnell Harvey lead Tianjin with 26 points and 15 rebounds.
DongGuan – 117 @ Liaoning – 95
DongGuan dealt Liaoning their second home loss of the year and catapulted themselves into a playoff spot. The Leopards are now 7-2 since opening up the season with three straight losses. Shavlik Randolph paced the winners with 32 points and 10 boards, Josh Akognon netted 26 points and Qiu Biao had 21.
Zhejiang Chouzhou – 94 @ Shandong – 107
Fujian – 82 @ Jilin – 90
Foshan – 96 @ Bayi – 101
Jiangsu – 86 @ Qingdao – 103