KEY POINTS

  • Beijing Ducks lost their first game since the CBA All-Star break
  • Kyle Fogg led Royal Fighters with 23 points and 10 assists
  • Coach Stephon Marbury made history for Beikong as they achieved most number of wins in franchise history

Beijing Royal Fighters kept their city rivals at bay to beat Beijing Ducks, 108-92. The victory made both teams carry an identical 19-11 win-loss record.

Kyle Fogg scored a game-high 23 points and 10 assists for a double-double finish and added two steals, a rebound and a block. Former Philadelphia 76ers forward Arnett Moultrie also churned his own double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds while adding an assist, a steal, and a block.

Jeremy Lin struggled with his offense but still led the Ducks with 20 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and an assist in 35 minutes. The first-time CBA All-Star also went to the free-throw line 15 times as he was fouled 12 times the entire game, missing seven of the freebies. He only had five points at halftime with Beikong leading by 10.

Palestinian forward Sani Sakakini led three other players in double figures with his own double-double of 19 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals. Beikong guard Wang Zirui had 14 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and three steals to give coach Stephon Marbury, who coincidentally made his mark in the Chinese basketball scene with the Ducks, their 19th victory. The win also made it to the record books as the victory marked Royal Fighters’ highest number of wins in franchise history and the wins will surely add up with 16 games remaining in their schedule.

Zhu Yanxi added 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals for Beijing and reinforcement Justin Hamilton have his double-double of 16 points, game-high 13 rebounds, four blocks and a steal for the Ducks, who absorbed their first defeat since the All-Star break.

The Ducks attempted to make a comeback after cutting the lead to just eight points in the final frame off Zhai Xiaochuan’s field goal before Fogg and former Los Angeles Lakers’ reserve Sun Yue halted the Ducks’ run.