KEY POINTS

  • Jeremy Lin finished with the lowest output in his CBA career
  • Shanghai Sharks threw physical defense against the Beijing star
  • Shanghai now staring at a four-game losing slide

Jeremy Lin scored his lowest output in Beijing uniform as lady luck still smiled on the Ducks to get away with an 88-87 victory in a nip-and-tuck affair against the Sharks in Shanghai.

Down by two, Former NBA player Ray McCallum Jr, who was shooting 2-of-2 from the stripe in the game, had the chance to send the game to an extra period but muffed his freebies, only making one-of-two shots from the line with only 0.3 seconds remaining in the game. McCallum, who two played seasons with the Sacramento Kings, scored game-high 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Lin scored his lowest output since playing in the CBA. The former Harvard star finished with 13 points, six boards and game-high seven assists for Beijing, who are now back in the winning column after absorbing an upset loss to Fujian Sturgeons on Thursday. He was heavily marked by Shanghai as the Sharks kept him from driving to the lane – he was fouled 10 times the entire game, going 5-of-7 from the line and was at the bloody end of the contact.

Lin also posted on his Weibo the bruises he got near his eyes after the game. Per the screenshot taken by a Lin fan @kwawa_hsuk302, he made fun of the aftermath of Shanghai’s defense against him.

Ekpe Udoh also had a dip on his offensive game with a double-double of 15 points and 12 boards the former Baylor standout but took care of business on the defensive end, swatting five shots. Zhai Xiaochuan led Beijing with 18 points and four boards while Liu Xiaoyu added 15 points in a perfect 7-of-7 shooting, including the go-ahead basket that proved to be the winning point for the Ducks.

Lithuanian Donatas Motiejunas had his own double-double of 25 points and 12 boards for the Yao Ming-owned squad, who didn’t have other players scored in double figures.