CBA: Jeremy Lin’s Beijing Ducks beat Guangzhou Loong Lions to go third in the standings

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年12月11日07:12 • Jonathan White
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Jeremy Lin’s donation to charity has reached 66,000 yuan (US$9,380). Photo: Sina Sports

Former NBA champion Jeremy Lin racked up another win with the Beijing Ducks in his debut season in the Chinese Basketball Association on Tuesday night.

The ex-New York Knicks breakout star dropped 22 points in an 112-104 win over the Guangzhou Loong Lions.

The 31-year-old also had eight rebounds and seven assists in the victory, their second win over Guangzhou in a week.

He then posted on his social media after the game, with an Instagram story captioned "Just playing the game with love." He also posted a video of one three-pointer to a Chinese social media account.

Lin shot five from 13 in the field and nine of 10 from the charity line in the victory, playing 35 minutes.

His actual charitable contribution, where he has pledged 3,000 yuan (US$426) for every three-pointer this season, has reached 66,000 yuan (US$9,380) after another three threes in the first half on Tuesday.

@JLin7 IG story: Just playing the game with LOVE. pic.twitter.com/J7Hbxb967T

" Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) December 10, 2019

This makes three wins on the spin for the Ducks, who were again watched by Lin's friend, Taiwanese-American actor Vanness Wu.

The victory takes the Ducks to 11-4 for the season and up to third in the standings.

Lin's first season in the CBA is going much better than fellow foreign stars. Zhejiang Lions have released the league's highest paid player, Kenneth Faried, just 24 days and seven games after joining, as reported by Sportando. The website also said the team are also looking to replace Aaron Jackson.

Re post from @JLin7 Weibo story pic.twitter.com/6DiR8Qdfpv

" Kwawa (@kwawa_hsuk302) December 10, 2019

It's a busy week ahead for the Ducks who face trips to the Fujian Sturgeons on Thursday and the Shanghai Sharks on Saturday before welcoming Zhejiang Lions to Beijing next Tuesday.

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