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Yi Jianlian of the Guangdong Southern Tigers dunks during his side's 136-91 win against the Beijing Royal Fighters in Dongguan, south China's Guangdong Province, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

Yi Jianlian becomes top scorer in CBA regular season history after the Guangdong Southern Tigers' 136-91 thrashing of the Beijing Royal Fighters.

QINGDAO, China, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Sun Minghui's 16 assists helped the Zhejiang Lions power past the Qingdao Eagles 100-88 in the 2019-20 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league on Wednesday.

Sun scored 10 points and sent 16 assists for Zhejiang, while Hu Jinqiu contributed a game-high 19 points. For Qingdao, Wang Qingming got 17 points, while rookie Wang Ruize and Zhai Yi each had 12.

"I am happy with what happened on court. We need to go step by step, keep calm and prepare for the next game," Li Jinglong of Zhejiang said.

"We finished the game with 32 turnovers and gave them too many chances, that's horrible. We must address those issues and deal with details better than we did today," rued Qingdao coach Wu Qinglong.

Jiao Hailong (L) of the Qingdao Eagles shields the ball during his side's victory over the Zhejiang Lions in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Upset by the bottom-placed Bayi Rockets on Tuesday, the second-ranked Xinjiang Flying Tigers didn't repeat their mistakes in their match against the Shanghai Sharks, smashing them 108-77.

"What we had yesterday was a comprehensive loss, a warning that we are not allowed to take any opponents for granted," said Xinjiang head coach Adiljan after the game. "We are back on track today. We played our way and took control of the whole game."

Chinese international Zhou Qi led in both points (25) and rebounds (15) for Xinjiang, while Fan Ziming also posted a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

In another overwhelming win, Ekpe Udoh and Jeremy Lin combined for 47 points as the Beijing Ducks defeat the Guangzhou Loong Lions 96-72.

Udoh scored a game-high 31 points, 16 boards and five blocks. Lin posted 16 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Fang Shuo added 19 points from 7-of-10 shooting. Sun Mingyang led Guangzhou's attack with 12 points, while Jia Mingru and Liu Fengbo added 11 and 10 points respectively.

Stephon Marbury (C), head coach of the Beijing Royal Fighters, gives instructions as his side slumped to a 136-91 defeat to the Guangdong Southern Tigers in Dongguan, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

The Guangdong Southeast Tigers also enjoyed a big 136-91 win over the Beijing Royal Fighters, with Yi Jianlian becoming the top scorer in CBA regular season history.

With 5:44 remaining on the clock, Yi earned his 9,277th point through an outstanding dunk, surpassing Liu Wei's previous record of 9,275 points.

The Fujian Sturgeons pulled off back-to-back wins by defeating the Jiangsu Dragons 107-96. Ty Lawson from Fujian finished with a game-high 30 points, while Chen Linjian and Wang Zhelin combined for 49. Jiangsu's 21-year-old forward Liu Yuxuan finished with a career-high 21 points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer.

Gu Quan, Shen Zijie and Li Muhao combined for 60 points to help the Shenzhen Aviators beat the Sichuan Blue Whales 92-76. Li Yuanyu had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Sichuan, while Shen got 18 points and 12 rebounds for Shenzhen. ■

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