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Shandong extends embarrassing no win record against Xinjiang

  XI'AN, China, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ding Yanyuhang missed the final three-pointer shot before the whistle, making Shandong team encounter a 111-114 defeat in Xinjiang in the 12th round of 17-18 Chinese Basketball Association league (CBA) on Tuesday.

  Shandong never win over Xinjiang in Urumqi city, now the embarrassing record extends to 21 games.

  The defending champion was trailing 79-82 at the beginning of the last quarter, but Li Gen led his team to turn the table and forced the opponents Jia Cheng and Ty Lawson to foul out. Ding, the Chinese MVP of last CBA' s regular season, had chance to score the equalizer in the last 11.4 seconds, but he failed. Then the audiences were threw into the celebration claps under its team's seventh win in the season.

  Ding and Li scored 23 points apiece. Xinjiang's Darius Adams added 34 points and 11 assists for terminating Shandong's four consecutive wins.

  Former NBA player Yi Jianlian contributed 11 points to Guangdong team, helping the CBA powerhouse set a 18-points-lead in the first quarter.

  The home team had the upper hand during the match, even Yi sprained his ankle in the third quarter, as well as Guangdong used an all Chinese players formation in the middle period of the forth quarter. Guangdong beat Tianjin 99-91 at last.

  Veteran Zhou Peng earned 25 points, plus eight rebounds. While Andrew Nicholson grabbed seven rebounds and scored 21 points.

  In the other four games played on Tuesday, Guangzhou defeated Shanxi 112-110, Qingdao upset Sichuan 107-104, Shenzhen edged Aolong 102-100 and Tongxi beat Bayi 101-96.