In game 18 of his debut Chinese Basketball Association season, former NBA champion Jeremy Lin helped his Beijing Ducks to beat Zhejiang Lions on Tuesday night. Lin scored 20 points along with another nine assists and five rebounds in the victory, which kept up the team’s winning run to six. This win takes the Ducks to third in the standings at 13-5. They are behind the Guangdong Southern Tigers and the Xinjiang Flying Leopards. The Taiwanese-American, who joined the Ducks from the Toronto Raptors ahead of the 2019-20 CBA season, pointed out the rough treatment he came in for from the Lions in an interview after the game. “This is basketball,” he said, after pointing out a potential black eye. He also gave credit to his teammates for protecting him on offence. Another great AND 1 by @JLin7 in Q3 Game 18. pic.twitter.com/b9QecSdT9y — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) December 17, 2019 Lin is a marked man in the CBA but still he has been putting up numbers, the only exception was his 13 points in the team’s previous game, a narrow win over the Shanghai Sharks. When asked by a reporter after the game why he came in for so much attention, Lin turned the question back on the media. “You may want to ask the opponent,” he said. “Of course, every opponent's best efforts are also respect for me,” he added. Lin’s Ducks face the Zhejiang Golden Bulls next on Friday, before playing the Shanxi Loongs on Sunday night. Following that they face perennial title challengers Xinjiang Flying Tigers on Christmas Day.