BEIJING -- Top three teams
prevailed Friday again in the 18th-round matches of the Chinese Basketball
Association league (CBA), with others being settled down for trophy-less
positions on the standings.
Leader Guangdong Hongyuan used its second-string team for half of the game to
defeat Dongguan New Century 120-106 at home.
Center Yi Jianlian had 19 points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes, leading
seven Guangdong players in double figures.
Bayi Fubang scored its 11th consecutive win with a 117-82 victory over
Zhejiang Guangsha, led by guard Li Nan's 21 points and eight rebounds.
Starters Wang Zhizhi and Mo Ke had 15 points each as they rested for most of
the time in the second half.
Jiangsu Dragons won over Jilin Northeast Tigers on the road with 125-109.
Jilin's Wang Bo had triple-doubles - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists,
but not enough when three Dragon's players had 20-plus games, led by point guard
Hu Xuefeng's 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and five steals.
In Firday's other matches, Shanghai Sharks beat Zhejiang Cyclones 109-90,
Fujian SBS defeated Yunnan Honghe 107-99, Xinjiang Guanghui beat Shanxi Zhongyu
118-94, Beijing Ducks defeated Shannxi Hans 108-94 while Liaoning Hunters beat
Guangdong Flaming Bulls 102-96.