体坛英语新闻：CBA Roundup: Zhejiang Golden Bulls, Shanxi, Xinjiang
BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang Golden Bulls, Shanxi Loongs and Xinjiang Flying Tigers all bagged their fourth straight victory on Wednesday, while Fujian Sturgeons chalked up their sixth defeat in a row in the 13rd round of Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league.
Six players from Zhejiang scored double-digits to help the home side smashed Liaoning Leopards 115-104, Marcus Edward Denmon contributes a match-high 34 points.
The tight first quarter ended as guard Lu Wenbo of Zhejiang grabbed a offensive rebound and made a layout to help the home side lead by 27-25.
Denmon scored two three-pointers consecutively, opening the second quarter with Zhejiang's 14-6 run to enlarge the lead to 41-33. Although Lance Stephenson fought back a 7-0 spurt for Liaoning to cut the deficit to only one points, the hosts bounced back with a 19-9 run and led 60-51 at halftime break.
Zhejiang kept high shooting percentage in the second half. Liaoning stormed to a 5-0 run in the fourth quarter but failed to cut the lead, only to see Zhejiang grabbed its fourth straight win.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers beat Jiangsu Dragons 116-106 with Zhou Qi opened his button to fire 24 points in the second half.
Zhou Qi finished a game-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jonathan Gibson of Jiangsu also posted 27 points.
Xinjiang made a ruthless 6-0 start to pummel the hosts Jiangsu and it worked as they prevailed 31-17 at the end of the first quarter. Center Miroslav Radulica, who contributed 25 points, led Jiangsu to rally and cut the deficit to six by halftime.
Jiangsu once tied the score by Jonathan Gibson's powerful outside offenses and Wu Guanxi's dunk, but Zhou Qi showed his unstoppable force to help Xinjiang geared up again.
The third quarter saw Zhou Qi's talented alley-oop cooperate with Korambek. Jiangsu seemed shell-shocked and could hardly keep up the pace, gifting Xinjiang a four-match winning streak.
Fujian Sturgeons suffered their sixth straight failure after being beaten by Jilin Northeast Tigers 105-125.
The tight first quarter ended with Amar'e Stoudemire's free throw to help Fujian lead by 28-27. However, Jilin went through a 14-0 run powered by Dominique Jones and Jiang Zewei to come from behind in the second quarter.
The second half saw Fujian's collapse. Fujian, the guest team, nearly gave up defending, while their attack went nowhere, letting the gap widen to 20 points.
In other matches, Shanxi Loongs eased past Zhejiang Lions 107-88, Beijing Royal Fighters overcame Tianjin Pioneers 105-90, Shanghai Sharks edged Qingdao Eagles 113-112.