Xinjiang Flying Tigers conquered CBA title. They beat Guangdong on the road to complete the sweep of the championship series. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 117-109. Xinjiang Flying Tigers shot 31 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Guandong Tigers only scored eleven points from the stripe. Xinjiang Flying Tigers forced 21 Guandong Tigers turnovers. Strangely Guandong Tigers outrebounded Xinjiang Flying Tigers 51-26 including a 23-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Xinjiang Flying Tigers made 8 blocks. 34 personal fouls committed by Guandong Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis) who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!), 6 assists and 7 steals. American-Filipino power forward Andray Blatche (211-86) contributed with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American power forward Carlos Boozer (206-80, college: Duke) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) added 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Guandong Tigers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Guandong Tigers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Guangdong ST: B.Carlos 28+17reb, S.Donald 26+6reb+4ast, Z.Peng 22+7reb+4ast, Y.Jianlian 13+6reb+1ast, Z.Zhandong 11+1reb+1ast, R.JunFei 6+8reb+4ast Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 37+3reb+6ast, B.Andray 22+5reb+2ast, Z.Qi 18+10reb+1ast, L.Gen 11+2reb+3ast, M.Xirelijiang 9+1reb+2ast, K.Makan 8+2reb+1ast
North grab 149-147 win in All Star Game - Jan 8, 2017
North grab 149-147 win in All Star Game against South tonight. In a fascinating show North took a narrow 2-point win. They started the game with a 39-35 lead at the end of the first period and had a 3-point advantage at the halftime. Moreover North added a 40-36 rally in the third quarter, while South replied with a 45-40 in the last stanza. Ding Yanyuhang (200-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 31 points. He was named the MVP. While Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) notched 25. Hudson Lester (190-SG-84, college: Tenn-Martin) followed them with 21 points in the winning effort. Fredette Jimmer (188-PG-89, college: BYU) replied with 32 points for the South team.
Chinese CBA All-Star Game 2017 Participants - Jan 18, 2017
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