Beijing Ducks’ Jeremy Lin back to winning ways with Chinese Basketball Association victory over Jiangsu Dragons

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年11月16日09:11 • Jonathan White
  • Team's 100-91 win on the road leaves the NBA champion's side second on standings behind Xinjiang Flying Tigers
  • Hosts had offered to match Lin's US$428 charity donation per three-pointer but for missed rather than made shots
Jeremy Lin at a press conference in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Jeremy Lin got back to winning ways with the Beijing Ducks to extend his Chinese Basketball Association record to 5-1.

The Ducks beat the Jiangsu Dragons 100-91 on the road with Lin integral to their victory during his 32 minutes of game time.

The NBA champion, who left the Toronto Raptors in the summer, posted 26 points against the Dragons. Teammate Zhai Xiaochuan top scored for the visitors with 27.

It was the ideal response from the team after they lost their unbeaten record to the Shenzhen Aviators in midweek. That 109-104 loss at Beijing's Cadillac Arena had seen their run drop to 4-1.

Jiangsu's Miroslav Radulica notched a game-high 31 but it was all for nothing after Lin inspired the Beijing team in the second half. The injured Antonio Blakeney sat out, leaving centre Radulica as the team's only foreigner.

Nonetheless, the hosts had ended the first quarter a point ahead but found themselves four down at the half, 54-50.

Blood, sweat and tears for Jeremy Lin in China

Lin scored 15 of his 26 points in that second half and half of his total points from came from free throws, with Lin hitting 13 of 17 from the charity line.

He also added four assists and three rebounds.

The 31-year-old has now hit at least 24 points in each of his CBA appearances as he adapts to his new league after a decade in the NBA.

LIN: Pls shoot more ️Very interesting game tomorrow G6vs Jiangsu as they announced in their Weibo: they"ll seriously defend @JLin7 but they also support his charities so they will donate the same amount of 3000 RMB for denying Lin's 3-pointer attempts

" Kwawa (@kwawa_hsuk302) November 14, 2019

Jiangsu Dragons had said they would donate 3,000 yuan to charity for every three-pointer that Lin missed.

This came in response to Lin's preseason announcement that he would be donating 3,000 yuan per three, which the Ducks then agreed to match.

Lin made one on Friday night.

♥ After @JLin7 hit a 3-pointer, the emcee led audience to shout: Thank you, Jeremy Lin!#charity #donation3000RMB

" Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) November 15, 2019

The team's next game is when they welcome Beikong to Beijing's Cadillac Arena on Wednesday before travelling to the Liaoning Leopards on Friday.

Lin's Ducks are second in the standings behind the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, the only team who still have a perfect record this season.

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