Guangdong new coach gains good start win

Updated: 2013-01-07 11:11


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BEIJING - Guangdong Hongyuan' s new coach Du Feng, the former China international player, reaped his first win over Shanxi Zhongyu by 109-97 in Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) League on Sunday.

Li Chunjiang, Guangdong' s former coach who brought Guangdong seven league titles in 11 years, quitted the position, succeeded by Du, on Sunday due to health issue.

Former NBA player Yi Jianlian snatched 27 points and 18 rebounds, followed by Zhu Fangyu's 19 points. Charles Gaines grabbed 45 points and 24 rebounds for Shanxi.

Von Wafer scored a game-high 32 points as Xinjiang Guanghui came from behind to beat Fujian SBS on 95-86. CBA promising rookie Wang Zhelin grabbed a big double-double with 18 points and 25 rebounds, a career high.

Stephon Marbury had 37 points but failed to lead Beijing Ducks, the defending champion, to its sixth consecutive win as six of Jinlin Northeast Tigers players scored double-digits to edge Beijing by 105-103.

In 19th round' s other games, Zhejiang Guangsha beat Dongguan Marco Polo 114-96, Zhejiang Chouzhou beat Jiangsu Dragons 125-102, Shanghai Sharks beat Tianjin Ronggang 92-72, Foshan Long Lions beat Qingdao Double Stars 129-110, Shandong Gold beat Bayi Fubang 98-77.