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Zhejiang Golden Bulls trounce Bayi, Guangdong smash Tianjin
By Xinhua
Saturday, June 27, 2020, 11:02 By Xinhua

Sun Guanghui (middle) of Zhejiang Golden Bulls talks to a referee (not in frame) during a match with Bayi Rockets on June 26, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - The Zhejiang Golden Bulls smashed the Bayi Rockets 96-79 in the 2019/20 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league here on Friday.

Lu Wenbo led Zhejiang with 22 points. Center Zhu Xuhang contributed double figures with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while guard Wu Qian added 20 points and a game-high nine assists.

The Shanghai Sharks ended a three-game losing streak with a 85-75 win over the Guangzhou Loong Lions

Arslan came off the bench to score a team-high 20 points for Bayi, while center Zou Yuchen added 17 points.

Ren Junfei collected 35 points and 11 rebounds, helping league leaders the Guangdong Southeast Tigers hammer the Tianjin Pioneers 132-79.

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"We were in good shape today, and we played very well on the counter attack," Ren said after the game.

"This game is of great value to us; our guys didn't lose their morale even though we lost by a lot of points," said Pioneers coach Liu Tie after the game.

The Shanghai Sharks ended a three-game losing streak with a 85-75 win over the Guangzhou Loong Lions. Shanghai had five players in double-digits, with Ray McCallum contributing 13 points.

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Kyle Fogg got 24 points, five assists and four steals on Friday, helping the Beijing Royal Fighters edge the Shanxi Loongs 106-98.

"It was a tough game today. We played back-to-back and Shanxi played a great game," said Royal Fighters coach Stephon Marbury. "The players call me 'the Devil Coach' for our hard training sessions, but they are happy during the games for their good condition."

In the day's other two games, the Zhejiang Lions overcame the Beijing Ducks 100-87, while the Fujian Sturgeons cruised past the Jilin Northeast Tigers 120-111. 

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