The Beijing Ducks moved to third-place on the Chinese Basketball Association standings on Saturday with a win over the Guangzhou Loong Lions in Qingdao. Victory stretched the Ducks’ winning streak to eight games, maintaining their form since the CBA resumed its Covid-19-disrupted season behind closed doors. Jeremy Lin put up 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Ducks in the 105-81 win. The Ducks, who have a 29-13 record for the season, are expected to finish in the top four, thereby earning a bye in the first round of the play-offs which begin on July 30. Those first rounds will be a one-off game to see who advances to take on the top four in the standings over a best of three format. Lin, who joined Beijing ahead of the 2019-20 season after a decade in the NBA, is hoping to bring his team better luck than last year. View this post on Instagram 7 in a row! Only 5 games left to keep fine tuning until the playoffs. Been quiet with no fans, but hearing that we might start letting spectators into the gamesss #BeijingDucks A post shared by Jeremy Lin 林書豪 (@jlin7) on Jul 16, 2020 at 7:50am PDT The Ducks let a 2-0 lead in the quarter-finals slip to lose to the Shenzhen Leopards, who became the first team in CBA history to progress after being two games down. There are three more regular season matches remaining ahead of the play-offs, with the Ducks facing the Sichuan Blue Whales on Monday.