Tianjin suffer ninth straight CBA defeat


QINGDAO: The Fujian Sturgeons eased past the Tianjin Pioneers 129-88 in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) here on Thursday, extending the Pioneers’ losing streak to nine games.
Fujian converted successive layups in fast breaks to build a 19-2 lead after tip off. With a low shooting percentage, Tianjin fell 13 points behind as the first quarter ended. Tianjin narrowed the gap to eight points for a brief period in the second quarter thanks to He Siyu’s glittering performance. However, Fujian soon extended the margin to 14 points. – Agencies