The Beijing Ducks relied on their huge second-quarter onslaught to beat Guangzhou Long Lions, 109-83, on the road. Jeremy Lin scored his CBA career-high in points as he led five other players in double figures in this victory.

Lin poured in CBA career-high 39 points in 10-of-16 shooting, eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals for the Ducks, who are now on fifth place with their 9-4 win-loss card. Beijing put clamps on Guangzhou as they limited the Long Lions to only nine points in the entire second frame and finish the first half trailing, 59-30.

Ekpe Udoh made his Beijing Ducks debut off the bench and racked up a double-double with 14 rebounds and 13 points. The 6-foot-10 big man, who played his last two seasons with the Utah Jazz, was also active on the defensive end with his three steals and one block in his 35 minutes of action. He was welcomed by Lin through Instagram as he posted his game highlights.


Andrew Nicholson paced the Long Lions with 25 points and 12 boards for the now 5-8 Guangzhou. Keifer Sykes added his double-double of 20 points, 10 boards, and four assists for Guanzhou, who are coming off a close victory over the league-worst Bayi Rockets.

Lin, who had his CBA career-best in rebounds in their last game’s loss against the top-seed Guangdong, scored 20 points in the first half as the Ducks outscored Guangzhou by 29. The 31-year old guard kept attacking the Long Lions’ interior defense and he’s getting rewarded with several trips to the line. He made all his 14 free-throws in the game, including 10 in the second half.


Beijing, this time, got ample support from his teammates. Led by Udoh, Zhu Yanxi added 12 points – all from the three-point area – from the reserves, who contributed 39 points. Guangzhou, on the other hand, only got 17 points from their bench.