ANDRAY Blatche had 17 points and 11 rebounds as China Kashgar beat Al Ahli-United Arab Emirates, 108-79, on Sunday for its second win in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.
Blatche’s double-double for his club team kept China Kashgar - which carries the name Xinjiang Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association - perfect after two outings in Group B of the 10-team competition.
China Kashgar earlier defeated Iraq-Al Shorta, 96-69, in its first game last Saturday with the naturalized Filipino finishing with eight points, six rebounds, and three assists.
The Champions Cup is the club competition of Fiba Asia and Blatche's stint with China doesn't in any way affect his status or commitment with Gilas in international competition.
Also in Group B are Barsy Atyrau and Asean Basketball League champion Malaysia Dragons.