Zhang Dayu (R) of Zhejiang Golden Bulls shoots during the round of 12 match between Zhejiang Golden Bulls and Shanxi Loongs at the 2019-2020 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
QINGDAO, China, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Zhejiang Golden Bulls beat the Shanxi Loongs 91-82 in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) playoffs here on Saturday, to set up a quarterfinal clash with the Liaoning Flying Leopards.
Cheng Shuaipeng scored eight points in a row after the tip-off to help Zhejiang establish a 22-18 lead in the first quarter.
Falling behind by 16 points in the second quarter, Shanxi managed to cut the deficit to nine points as the first half ran out.
Cheng then notched seven consecutive points in the third quarter to enlarge the margin to 17 points, and Zhejiang maintained an advantage of around 10 points until the end to move into the quarterfinals.
Cheng and Liu Zeyi got a game-high 23 points apiece for Zhejiang, Wu Qian finished with 18 points, and Lu Wenbo added 13 points.
Zhang Hanjun had a team-high 17 points for Shanxi, Ren Junwei bagged 14 points and 10 rebounds, Ge Zhaobao collected 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Liu Guancen contributed 12 points.