The Sina Hong Kong All-Stars were dwarfed by the NBA Ambassadors in the first game of their CTS Asian Basketball Association League clash, crashing to a 107-77 defeat at the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai last night. It was the biggest defeat the Hong Kong side have suffered in the competition, following two losses to the South Korean All-Stars last week. Hong Kong might have thought they were able to contain the all-American side, featuring a number of former NBA players, when they held them 26-23 in the first quarter. But the NBA side pulled away in the second and third quarters. Hong Kong coach Wai Kee-shun was satisfied with his decision to change to zone defence from a man-to-man system. 'I knew they would watch the videotapes [of the matches against South Korea]. It paid off a little at the start, but they are too strong in the inside play and on rebounds,' Wai said. Ambassadors coach Nate 'Tiny' Archibald admitted Wai's tactics took him by surprise but said he was more concerned about his team's performance. 'I'm glad our players managed to play aggressively tonight. The most important thing is controlling the tempo of the game and keeping them under pressure,' the NBA Hall of Famer said. The Hong Kong All-Stars might have to rely on key import Michael Cumberland in their second game against the Ambassadors tonight as another American, Poncho Hodges, was injured last night. In Shenyang, the Chinese national team thrashed the South Korean All-Stars 108-61, while the Taiwanese All-Stars beat the Japanese All-Stars 93-72 in Taipei.