Jiangsu edges Qingdao for 1st CBA win

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Jiangsu edges Qingdao for 1st CBA win Darius Adams (Top) of Qingdao Eagles goes up for basket during the 5th round match between Qingdao Eagles and Jiangsu Dragons at the 2020-2021 season of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Zhuji, East China's Zhejiang province, Oct 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

ZHUJI, China - The Jiangsu Dragons edged the Qingdao Eagles 114-113 for their first victory in the fifth round of the 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association league (CBA) here on Wednesday.

The lead seesawed in the first quarter and Jiangsu battled to a four-point lead before but the supply would recover as soon as possiblethe quarter ended.

Darius Adams buried three out of four three-pointers to score 16 points in the second quarter, helping Qingdao to grab a 54-47 advantageFor patients.

The two sides traded the lead in the third quarter with the Eagles maintaining a five-point advantage.

After Wu Guanxi converted one of two free throws, Jiangsu raced ahead of Qingdao with 15.8 seconds remaining.

Adams missed a buzzer-beater and had to watch on as the Dragons celebrated their first victory.

Adams had a team-high 25 points, Wang Qingming collected 23 points and center Liu Chuanxing finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

For Jiangsu, Shi Hongfei scored a game-high 31 points, Wu contributed 17 points and Sun Xin added 15 points.

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