Game seven on the Aust Tigers China tour was against an old foe and friend in Brian Goorjian. Dongguan is a strong team in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) competition having finished third last year and we knew that the challenge ahead was very tough. Not only were the opposition very strong but it was the seventh game in 11 days and the energy levels were also going to be a factor for the Aussie boys.
Dongguan were big strong and long and Goorjian had recruited one off the best Americans in the CBA and he was going to be tough to handle for our bigs Simon Conn, Tim Lang and Jared Scoines. Tim Lang was a powerhouse in the first half scoring well and he kept us in the game. After half time the scoring power switched to Simon Conn who knocked down shot after shot after shot. Both Simon and Tim finished the game in the mid 20 point range.
Everyone played well once again with Ryan Barnes being very effective through hustle and effort, Shane McDonald was his usual brilliant self and Daniel Joyce was solid as he had been all tour.