Zhejiang Bulls 101 - Dongguan Leopards 73
J.R. Smith turned in a workmanlike performance as Zhejiang Bulls did away with Dongguan Leopards 101-73. Josh Boone put up 24 points including a couple of crowd pleasing dunks, and 13 rebounds, whilst Smith, now returned from his brief elopement to Beijing scored a modest 15 points plus five assists and six rebounds.
Forward Cao Fei also got in on the act, scoring 21 points and the Bulls can be pleased with a clinical dismantling of a Dongguan side that posed little threat to Zhejiang attempts to get their opening win of the season at the second time of asking.
Jiangsu Dragons 90 – Guangdong Tigers 105
Guangdong’s Chinese players came to the fore as the Tigers saw off Jiangsu by fifteen points. Yi Jianlian picked up a tasty double-double with 30 points and 17 rebounds. Zhou Peng (21), Wang Shipeng (19) and James Singleton (13) were equally full of hustle, helping their side overwhelm a Dragons outfit that had six players who scored in the double figures.
Marty Collins’ 17 points with 6 assists and the same number of rebounds, was the pick of Jiangsu’s players, but Guangdong handled their business on the road and look to make Beijing victim number three of the 2011-2012 season on Friday.
Other Standout Results
That man Stephon Marbury continues to bring the heat in cold, windy Beijing. Starbury got himself 30 points and eleven rebounds before fouling out in his team’s 102-101 victory over Liaoning and probably owes Randolph Morris and Chen Li a drink after the game for helping the Ducks see the game out with hauls of 24 and 26 respectively. Josh Powell’s 24 points wasn’t enough to help the visitors, who now have a victory and a loss for their troubles.
Wilson Chandler was only ‘very good’ against Qingdao Eagles, putting up 28 points and 12 rebounds as his Guangsha side lost on the road, 94-88, as Lester Hudson put on another fine showing, this time scoring 37 points and picking up 8 assists and 8 rebounds.
Kenyon Martin made 16 points in a losing effort for Xinjiang, who lost to Shanxi 102-80. A lacklustre Tigers team were beaten at home by the Dragons as Charles Gaines’ 25 points and 12 rebounds did the job and send K-Mart and co. home in defeat.
Round 2 Results
Shandong 98 – 95 Shanghai
Jiangsu 90 – 105 Guangdong
Shanxi 102-80 Xinjiang
Tianjin 117-114 Jilin
Bayi 111-106 Fujian Province
Beijing 102-101 Liaoning Province
Game Notes/Photo: Game Notes: sports.sina.com.cn/