After coming out flat in the first quarter, Jeremy Lin went berserk in the second quarter but that outburst wasn’t enough for Beijing as they bow down against CBA top-seed Guangdong Southern Tigers, 93-78 at Wukesong Arena in Beijing.

Down by a dozen after the first 12 minutes, Lin chipped in 15 of his 19 first-half points in the second frame, including three straight three-pointers and added six boards and the Ducks finished the first half on top, 50-48. He finished the game with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists – his first double-double this season. His 10 rebounds is also is his CBA career-high.

Former NBA guard MarShon Brooks led the charge for the league-leading Guangdong with his own double-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five steals to give his team their 11th win in 12 outings. Yi Jianlian, another former NBA player who had stops with Milwaukee, New Jersey (Brooklyn), Washington, and Dallas, added 16 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Justin Hamilton contributed 25 markers, 17 boards, a steal and a blocked shot for Beijing, who got a very little support from the team. No other player scored in double figures for the Ducks with seven other players did not score more than seven points the entire game.

Curiously, Lin only played a little less than three minutes in the final quarter where the game is still within reach. He came in to the game with 7:59 left and his team only down by five, 75-70. He recorded a turnover and a steal in the fourth frame before Beijing coach Yannis Christopoulos recalled in to the bench and didn’t field him back on the floor.

After taking the driver seat after 24 minutes, the Dongguan Bank-backed squad limited Beijing to only 28 points the rest of the way as they also struggled with their own offense following a 151-point explosion in their previous victory against Fujian.

Jeremy Lin (L) with Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce
The Atlanta Hawks are dangling Jeremy Lin, Kent Bazemore and Dewayne Dedmon to interested teams as the NBA trade deadline nears. Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks confers with head coach Lloyd Pierce while playing the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on November 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images/Matthew Stockman