Kenneth Boynton of Shenzhen Aviators (R) is blocked by Wang Zhelin of Fujian Fujian Sturgeons during the 55th round match at the 2020-2021 season of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Zhuji, east China's Zhejiang Province, April 10, 2021. (PHOTO . XINHUA)
ZHUJI, China - The Qingdao Eagles smashed the Nanjing Monkey Kings 117-101 to achieve a seven-game winning streak, while the Guangzhou Loong Lions thrashed the Jilin Northeast Tiger 103-85 in the CBA here on Saturday.
Qingdao had a good start with a 17-point lead over Nanjing in the first half, thanks to Dakari Johnson's double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. The remaining quarters saw Nanjing fight back hard, yet still failed to turn the table.
Qingdao had a good start with a 17-point lead over Nanjing in the first half, thanks to Dakari Johnson's double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds
Johnson took the MVP of the game and led Qingdao with 35 points and 20 rebounds, while Shirelijan Muxtar paced Nanjing with a team-high 35 points and eight rebounds, and his teammate Arnett Moultrie also contributed a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds.
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With 32 points from Dallas Moore and 21 points from Zheng Zhun, Guangzhou dominated the whole game and beat their opponents by 18 points at the final whistle, staging a bounce back after losing to Jilin in the previous game.
Cui Jinming scored a team-high 29 points for Jilin, with Jiang Zewei adding 15 points, while Zhao Yanman and Isaac Haas notched their double-double respectively for Guangzhou.
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In other games, the Fujian Sturgeons pushed aside the Shenzhen Aviators 118-104, and the Tianjin Pioneers edged the Jiangsu Dragons 98-94.
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