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China beats Lithuania at Basketball Friendly

CHENGDU, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 27-8 second quarter helped Team Red of Chinese men's basketball national team win over Lithuania at 70-53 here on Friday at the Chengdu Basketball Championship.

Both teams tied 15-15 after the first quarter. The host took a 15-0 run in the first five minutes of the second quarter to build a 15-point lead while the Lithuania team failed to score until Donatas Tarolis made in their first field goal with four minutes and 23 seconds to the halftime. China outscored Lithuania 27-8 in that quarter.

Zhao Rui of China.
The visiting team had a 7-0 run in the beginning of the second half, which forced the Chinese team coach to call a timeout. The Lithuania team beat China 22-14 in the third quarter and headed in to the final period trailing by 11.

Thomas Dimsa's three-pointer cut China's lead to only eight but then the host answered with a 13-0 run to secure the victory and finished the championship with a record of 2-1.

Zhao Rui led China with a team-high 20 while Abdusalam added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/04/c_136500542.htm

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