Donatas Motiejunas 30-20 game seals Golden Stars’ win

2018-12-09T15:13:41+00:00 2018-12-09T15:17:22+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

09/Dec/18 15:13

The Shandong Golden Stars got their tenth win in the CBA 2018-19 season and have Donatas Motiejunas to thank for it.

By John Askounis/

Donatas Motiejunas was unstoppable on Sunday. He finished his Chinese League Regular Season Day 17 match with 31 points (13/20 2pts) and 21 rebounds, also posted four assists and one steal. His impressive game was enough for the Shandong Golden Stars (10-7) 113-105 away win over the Tianjin Gold Lions (2-15). Taylor Rochestie notched 37 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists for the losing side.

Naturalized Bulgarian Darius Adams went off for 55 points with eight three-pointers propelling the Xinjiang Flying Tigers (12-5) to a 122-115 victory against the Fujian Sturgeons (9-8). Naturalized Ukrainian Pooh Jeter poured 44 points with nine threes for the visitors.

Serb International Miroslav Raduljica had eight points, 13 rebounds and two assists for the Jiangsu Dragons (7-10) that lost to the Liaoning Flying Leopards, 104-84.

Bobby Brown returned to China with 24 points but didn’t avoid defeat in the Guangzhou Long-Lions (9-8) 111-99 win over the Shanxi Brave Dragons (4-13).

Naturalized Croatian Justin Hamilton posted 16 points, seven rebounds, five steals, four assists and three blocks for the Beijing Ducks (13-4) in their 100-94 victory over the Beijing Fly Dragons (4-13).

Elsewhere, the Nanjing Monkey Kings (6-11) beat the Sichuan Blue Whales, 88-83.