By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Naturalized Montenegrin and former EuroLeague player, Taylor Rochestie, was the biggest story of the Chinese League’s three Wednesday matches. The 33-year-old point guard led the Tianjin Gold Lions (3-15) to the 130-125 win against the Beijing Fly Dragons (4-14) with 53 points. He had 18/19 free throws, 10/20 two-pointers and 5/13 threes, also dished eleven assists. Pierre Jackson notched 51 points for the losing side.
Naturalized Bulgarian Darius Adams notched 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the Xinjiang Flying Tigers (13-5) 113-111 (99-99) overtime win over the Beijing Ducks (13-5), Croatian-American Justin Hamilton finished up with 20 points, nine rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals for the home team. In other CBA Regular Season Round 18 action, the Shanxi Brave Dragons (5-13) beat the Bayi Rockets (3-15), 96-86.