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China routs Chinese Taipei to go 2-0 in Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:43 PM June 17, 2021
China vs Chinese Taipei in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers

China vs Chinese Taipei in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers. FIBA ASIA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—China stamped its second straight win after dominating Chinese-Taipei, 115-66, in the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers on Thursday.

Team Dragon took the top spot of Group B at 2-0 while Chinese-Taipei dropped to 1-2.

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A dominant first quarter was what China needed to take control of the game mounting a 37-16 lead after the opener.

China then increased its lead to 37, 67-30, after Lu Wenbo’s layup capped off a 12-0 run with 1:07 to play in the first half.

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Lu, Lu Chuanxing, and Wu Qian led the Chinese with 16 points apiece while Zhang Zhenlin was a field goal away from a double-double finishing with eight points and 11 boards.

Chinese-Taipei let loose from deep going 12-of-34, compared to China’s 3-of-12, but it struggled in the general scheme of things going 24-of-65 overall from the field.

China, meanwhile, had a healthy 49-of-85 clip from the field.

Hsieh Ya-Hsuan was the lone bright spot for Chinese-Taipei putting up 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and 7-of-9 from deep.

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