Shanxi Loongs smash Tianjin Pioneers 107-71 in CBA

Eric Moreland collected a double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead Shanxi Loongs to a 107-71 victory over Tianjin Pioneers here in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league on Friday.

Shanxi took an 89-49 lead at the end of the third quarter to put the game out of sight. Tianjin found the rhythm in the fourth quarter but it was too late to reverse.

Shanxi’s Jamaal Franklin scored a game-high 26 points while Yuan Shuai added 18 points. Shi Deshuai got a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Meng Zikai added 12 points for Tianjin.

This is the fourth game for Tianjin without foreign players and they have to fight for their third win of the new season against Liaoning Flying Leopards on Sunday.