The all-Chinese Bayi Fubang spoiled Sunday Stephon Marbury's debut with Foshan, winning 92-83 in a first-round match of the 2010-2011 season of the Chinese Basketball Association league (CBA).
Former NBA All-Star player Marbury had his second season in the CBA after he played for the Shanxi Zhongyu last season.
Marbury had been expected to re-sign with Shanxi during the offseason. But he changed his mind a few days before the start of the season, and traveled with the Shannxi team which moved its home to Foshan, Guangdong Province.
Stephon had 11 points and CBA best rebounder Olumde Oyedeji had 17 points and 21 rebounds in Foshan's debut in the league.
Bayi, the only team that has none foreign players in the CBA, built up an unsailable 36-17 lead after the first quarter, and never looked back for the first victory of the new season.
Another NBA All-Star player, Steve Francis, did not show up in Beijing Ducks' first match on Sunday when the Ducks lost 103-72 to Xinjiang Guanghui.
Francis was not with the team on Sunday as he was still in the United States. Reports said he missed the flight and was not expected to arrive in Beijing until Tuesday.
Former Atlanta Hawks' forward Randolph Morris had the game-high 35 points and 14 rebounds for the Ducks, but received little help from his new teammates.
Ricky Davis was still seeking for his first victory in the CBA as the former Boston Celtics guard had 21 points in Jiangsu Dragons' 115-104 loss to Dongguan Marco Polo.
Labanonese American Jackson Vroman left New Orleans Hornets to Dongguan, having 29 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in his CBA first appearance.
In Sunday's other matches, Tianjin Ronggang trounced Shanghai Sharks 128-104, Qingdao Doublestar defeated Liaoning Hunters 101-93, while Shandong Gold beat Jilin Northeast Tigers 93-88.