Jilin's Dominique Jones notched a incredible near triple-double of 55 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, only to see the Zhejiang Golden Bulls seal the victory with 112-107.
ZHUJI, China, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Jilin's Dominique Jones notched a incredible near triple-double of 55 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, only to see the Zhejiang Golden Bulls seal the victory with 112-107, while the Sichuan Blue Whales beat the Shandong Heroes 114-106 in the CBA here on Thursday.
Dominique Jones scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the first half but Zhejiang played with more unity. Wu Qian made a lay-up at the end of the second half, helping Zhejiang tie the score.
It was Jones again who carried Jilin forward in the second half, but Lai Junhao's 3-pointer helped Zhejiang set up an 83-76 lead before the final quarter. Zhejiang enlarged the gap to 95-82 after Wang Zilu's 3-pointer and won the game.
Five Zhejiang players were in double-digits, while Rakocevic had 18 points. Jiang Weize finished with 16 points for Jilin.
With Haddadi's double-double of 21 points and 19 rebounds, the Sichuan Whales beat the Shandong Heroes 114-106 and extend their CBA winning streak to six games.
Marcus Hunt scored a team-high 29 points while Chen Chen made five of six three-pointers and scored 22 points for Sichuan. Shandong's Lester Hudson scored 31 points.
"We were well prepared for the game and our players did a very good job," Sichuan's head coach Zhou Jinli said after the game.
In the other three games on Thursday, the Shenzhen Aviators eased past the Tianjin Pioneers 126-95, the Beijing Ducks trounced the Nanjing Monkey Kings 126-88 while the Shanxi Loongs edged the Beijing Royal Fighters 95-89.