On the evening of January 24th, Yi Jianlian put up a double-double to lead the Guangdong Tigers to a 99-84 victory over hometown Bayi.
Neither team shot well as both failed to shoot higher than 30% from three-point range. Yi, the former NBAer, led all scorers with 30 points, knocking down 12 of 21 shots from the field. Xu Zhonghao led Bayi with 22 points.
Guangdong led 28-27 after the first quarter. The Tigers opened the second quarter with 7-0 run and never looked back.
The Rockets surged late in the fourth but failed to narrow the gap, leading to a fourth straight win for the Tigers.
February 3rd is your last chance to catch your Bayi Rockets at home this year! Watch them take on the Shanghai Sharks live and in-person at Younggor Stadium. Tickets available at the door.