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CBA Standings
 1 Guangdong ST 17-0 
 2 Guangsha L. 14-2 
 3 Liaoning FL 13-4 
 4 Beijing Ducks 13-4 
 5 Xinjiang FT 12-5 
 6 Shenzhen L. 12-5 
 7 Shanghai S. 11-6 
 8 Shandong GS 10-7 
 9 Fujian S. 9-8 
 10 Guangzhou LL 9-8 
 11 Zhejiang Ch. 8-9 
 12 Jilin NE T. 7-9 
 13 Jiangsu D. 7-10 
 14 Nanjing TX MK 6-11 
 15 Qingdao E. 5-12 
 16 Beijing Dragons 4-13 
 17 Shanxi Z. 4-13 
 18 Bayi R. 3-14 
 19 Sichuan BW 3-14 
 20 Tianjin GL 2-15 
Full Standings
Last:12/11/2018
NBL Standings
 1. Shaanxi X. 25-3 
 2. Anhui 23-5 
 3. Hunan 23-5 
 4. Guangxi 20-8 
 5. Guizhou 18-10 
 6. Wuhan 16-12 
 7. Henan 15-13 
 8. Hebei X. 15-13 
 9. Chongqing 12-16 
 10. Fujian 12-16 
 11. Lhasa 11-17 
 12. Luoyang 11-17 
 13. Beijing 4-24 
 14. Hefei 3-25 
 15. Jiangsu 2-26 
Last:9/8/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Beijing .
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 42.5
 1. Jackson, Beijing .42.5 
 2. Adams, Xinjiang FT39.5 
 3. Denmon, Zhejiang.37.8 
 4. Gibson, Qingdao E.37.2 
 5. Fredette, Shanghai.37.1 
 6. Young, Na.35.7 
 7. Franklin, Sichu.34.7 
 8. Fogg, Guangzhou LL32.1 
 9. Rochestie, Tianj.31.5 
 10. Nicholson, Fujian S.29.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donatas MOTIEJUNAS
  Shandong.
  (213-F/C-90)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Motiejunas, Shandong.15.7 
 2. Johnson, Qingdao E.15.4 
 3. Aldrich, Tianjin GL14.1 
 4. Lampe, Jilin NE T.14.1 
 5. Wang, Fujian S.13.8 
 6. Thompson, Sichu.13.3 
 7. Sullinger, Shenzhen.13.0 
 8. Raduljica, Jiangsu D.10.7 
 9. Muhammad, Shanxi Z.10.7 
 10. Yi, Guangdong ST9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Courtney FORTSON
  Guangsha.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Fortson, Guangsha.11.7 
 2. Rochestie, Tianj.9.9 
 3. Jackson, Beijing .9.5 
 4. Adams, Xinjiang FT8.4 
 5. Jackson, Beijing .8.1 
 6. Franklin, Sichu.7.8 
 7. Jeter, Fujian S.7.0 
 8. Weems, Guangdon.6.8 
 9. Jones, Jilin NE T.6.3 
 10. Fogg, Guangzhou LL6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.3.4 
 2. Franklin, Sichu.2.9 
 3. Adams, Xinjiang FT2.8 
 4. Han, Bayi R.2.5 
 5. Fortson, Guangsha.2.5 
 6. Jiang, Jilin NE T.2.5 
 7. Jackson, Beijing .2.5 
 8. Yu, Shenzhen L.2.3 
 9. Hudson, Liaoning FL2.1 
 10. Delaney, Guangdon.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Zhang MAX
  Shanghai S.
  (--)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Max, Shanghai S.2.4 
 2. Johnson, Qingdao E.2.1 
 3. Franklin, Sichu.1.8 
 4. Hamilton, Beijing .1.7 
 5. Xu, Bayi R.1.6 
 6. Wu, Jiangsu D.1.5 
 7. Wang, Fujian S.1.4 
 8. Yi, Guangdong ST1.4 
 9. Aldrich, Tianjin GL1.3 
 10. Hu, Guangsha L.1.3 

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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Beijing Duck 64% Dec.12 Xinjiang FT
Shanxi Z. 59% Dec.12 Bayi R.
Tianjin GL Dec.12 Beijing Drag 52%
Jilin NE T. 70% Dec.11 Jiangsu D.
Nanjing TX Dec.11 Guangdong S 88%
Qingdao E. 62% Dec.11 Guangzhou L
Shanghai S. 59% Dec.11 Zhejiang Ch
Shenzhen L. Dec.11 Liaoning FL 53%
Sichuan BW Dec.11 Fujian S. 69%
Guangsha L. 66% Dec.11 Shandong GS
CBA Round 9: Leader Zhejiang Guangsha Lions lose to Beijing Ducks - Nov 10, 2018


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It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in CBA, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Undefeated Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (5-1) recorded its first loss on the court of tenth ranked Beijing Ducks on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Beijing Ducks 95-91. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. Beijing Ducks had a 33-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Croatian-American center Justin Hamilton (213-90, college: LSU) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Aaron Jackson (190-86, college: Duquesne) chipped in 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas) who recorded 14 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Beijing Ducks have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Shandong GS and Guangzhou LL. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the seventh position with one game lost. Beijing Ducks is looking forward to face higher ranked Golden Bulls (#3) in Hangzhou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play on the road against Eagles (#19) in Qingdao and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Golden Bulls (7-5) against twentieth ranked Eagles (2-7) on Friday night. Host Golden Bulls were defeated by Eagles in a tough game in Hangzhou 118-122. It was a good game for American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 45 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Dakari Johnson contributed with 29 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Marcus Denmon (191-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 51 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 8 assists (went 16 for 16 at the free throw line !!!) for Golden Bulls. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Eagles moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Golden Bulls at the other side keep the third position with five games lost. Eagles will play against higher ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#7) in Hangzhou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Golden Bulls will play on the road against Beijing Ducks (#8) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Undefeated leader Guandong Tigers delivered the ninth consecutive victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Long-Lions (5-4) 125-110 in Dongguan. Sonny Weems stepped up and scored 37 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guandong Tigers' coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Kyle Fogg with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Undefeated Guandong Tigers (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Long-Lions lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Beijing Ducks and Shandong GS. Guandong Tigers will meet Bayi Rockets (#15) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Long-Lions will play against Sturgeons (#13) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Taiyuan. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Brave Dragons (3-6) to nineteenth ranked Monkey Kings (2-7) 98-97 on Thursday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Joseph Young nailed 23 points and 8 assists for the winning side. Monkey Kings moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Brave Dragons at the other side keep the fourteenth position with six games lost. Monkey Kings' next round opponent will be higher ranked Golden Stars (#10) in Jinan and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Nanjing, where 9th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (4-5) lost at home to twelfth ranked Golden Stars (5-4) 82-100 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Jiangsu Dragons. The best player for the winners was Donatas Motiejunas who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 25 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Golden Stars moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Beijing Ducks and Guangzhou LL. Loser Jiangsu Dragons dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Golden Stars will face Monkey Kings (#17) in Jiangsu in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu Dragons will play at home against Brave Dragons (#14) and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Shenzhen L. defeated Fujian S. in a road game 121-107. Tianjin GL was beaten by Shanghai S. at home 110-123. Liaoning FL lost to Jilin NE T. on the opponent's court 100-106. Bayi R. managed to outperform Beijing Dragons in a home game 113-102. Xinjiang FT managed to beat Sichuan BW on the road 118-109.



Fujian S. - Shenzhen L. 107-121

There was no surprise in Jinjiang where 10th ranked Sturgeons (4-5) were defeated by sixth ranked Leopards (6-3) 121-107 on Thursday. Leopards looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kenny Boynton (188-91, college: Florida, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Jared Sullinger (206-92, college: Ohio St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international Zhelin Wang (214-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Leopards. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Liaoning FL and Xinjiang FT. Sturgeons lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Leopards will face bottom-ranked Gold Lions (#20) in Tianjin in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sturgeons will play on the road against Long-Lions (#9) in Guangzhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fujian S.: W.Zhelin 25+12reb+4ast, C.LinJian 23+3reb, N.Andrew 21+5reb+2ast, J.Eugene 15+8reb+5ast, S.Zhe 9+4reb, T.Yuchen 5+1reb+1ast
Shenzhen L.: B.Kenny 33+7reb+9ast, G.QuAn 26+1reb, S.Jared 15+13reb+6ast, S.Zijie 10+6reb, G.XiaoPeng 8+4reb+2ast, L.LinYi 8+1reb
gschID: 695514


Tianjin GL - Shanghai S. 110-123

No shocking result in a game in Tianjin where third ranked Sharks (7-2) defeated bottom-ranked Gold Lions (2-7) 123-110 on Thursday. Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was Argentinian-Spanish power forward Luis Scola (206-80) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) chipped in 38 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists and American center Cole Aldrich (211-88, college: Kansas) added 21 points and 16 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Sharks moved-up to second place. Loser Gold Lions dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Sharks will face Fly Dragons (#18) in Beijing in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Gold Lions will play on the road against Leopards in Shenzhen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tianjin GL: R.Taylor 22+5reb+14ast, A.Cole 21+16reb+1ast, L.Shuai 20+3reb+3ast, S.DeShuai 20+5reb+2ast, X.Lei 12+4reb, L.Wei 8+1reb
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 38+2reb+5ast, S.Luis 30+13reb+4ast, M.Zhang 24+11reb, C.Liang 13+1reb+1ast, H.Dong 11+7reb+2ast, L.Wei 5+3reb
gschID: 695513


Guangdong ST - Guangzhou LL 125-110

Undefeated leader Guandong Tigers delivered the ninth consecutive victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Long-Lions (5-4) 125-110 in Dongguan. Guandong Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Long-Lions' 40 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. American swingman Sonny Weems (198-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up and scored 37 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international forward Peng Zhou (210-89) chipped in 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guandong Tigers' coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American point guard Kyle Fogg (190-90, college: Arizona) with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import power forward Marreese Speights (208-87, college: Florida) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Guandong Tigers and five Long-Lions players scored in double figures. Guandong Tigers (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Long-Lions lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Beijing Ducks and Shandong GS. Guandong Tigers will meet Bayi Rockets (#15) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Long-Lions will play against Sturgeons (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guangzhou LL: F.Kyle 20+7reb+6ast, C.Tal 18+1reb+1ast, S.Marreese 17+6reb+2ast, C.Ying-Chun 15+2reb+3ast, J.Mingxin 12+3reb+3ast, Z.Zhun 9+5reb+3ast
Guangdong ST: W.Sonny 37+8reb+5ast, Z.Peng 26+5reb+6ast, D.Malcolm 25+6reb+2ast, Z.Rui 14+2reb+2ast, X.Jie 8+1reb, Z.Fanri 5+8reb
gschID: 695510


Jiangsu D. - Shandong GS 82-100

We should mention about the upset which took place in Nanjing, where 9th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (4-5) lost at home to twelfth ranked Golden Stars (5-4) 82-100 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Jiangsu Dragons. Golden Stars looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Jiangsu Dragons' players. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-90) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 25 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Nan Wu (196-89) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Golden Stars players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and center Quanxi Wu (210-94) added 18 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Golden Stars moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Beijing Ducks and Guangzhou LL. Loser Jiangsu Dragons dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Golden Stars will face Monkey Kings (#17) in Jiangsu in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu Dragons will play at home against Brave Dragons (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: R.Miroslav 20+14reb+5ast, W.Quanxi 18+15reb+1ast, Y.Li 12+1reb+4ast, H.Yifan 7+1reb+1ast, L.Wei 7+1reb, L.Yuanyu 5+7reb
Shandong GS: M.Donatas 24+25reb+6ast, W.Nan 18+6reb+4ast, J.Cheng 14+5reb, G.Andrew 12+2reb+6ast, Z.Qungpeng 12+5reb+10ast, T.HanLin 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 695512


Shanxi Z. - Nanjing TX MK 97-98

A very interesting game took place in Taiyuan. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Brave Dragons (3-6) to nineteenth ranked Monkey Kings (2-7) 98-97 on Thursday evening. Strangely Brave Dragons outrebounded Monkey Kings 46-29 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Joseph Young (188-92, college: Oregon) nailed 23 points and 8 assists for the winning side and center Adreian Payne (208-91, college: Michigan St.) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds. Shabazz Muhammad (198-92, college: UCLA) came up with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Josh Adams (188-93, college: Wyoming) added 24 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Brave Dragons in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Monkey Kings moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Brave Dragons at the other side keep the fourteenth position with six games lost. Monkey Kings' next round opponent will be higher ranked Golden Stars (#10) in Jinan and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Z.: M.Shabazz 39+18reb+4ast, A.Josh 24+6reb+1ast, G.ZhaoBao 12+8reb+3ast, L.JingYu 12+1reb+3ast, R.Junwei 7+5reb+1ast, S.WeiBo 2+1reb+1ast
Nanjing TX MK: Y.ChangChun 23+2reb, Y.Joseph 23+2reb+8ast, P.Adreian 20+8reb+2ast, S.JianYe 12+6reb+6ast, M.Tursun 7+3reb, H.Jingjia 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 695511


Jilin NE T. - Liaoning FL 106-100

There was an upset in Changchun where 4th placed Flying Leopards (6-3) were defeated by thirteenth ranked Jilin Tigers (4-5) 106-100 on Friday. Jilin Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Flying Leopards' players. The best player for the winners was Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) who had a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) chipped in 20 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) who recorded 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import forward Brandon Bass (203-85, college: LSU, agency: IPZ) added 24 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Jilin Tigers moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Jiangsu D. and Fujian S. Defending champion Flying Leopards keep the fourth position with three games lost. Jilin Tigers will face higher ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (#4) in Urumqi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Flying Leopards will play on the road against Blue Whales in Sichuan and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Liaoning FL: H.Lester 26+6reb+7ast, B.Brandon 24+11reb+3ast, G.Ailun 20+6reb+3ast, H.Dejun 10+7reb+1ast, L.XiaoXu 8+5reb, C.Minchen 6+6reb
Jilin NE T.: C.ZhangYi 20+3reb+1ast, J.Dominique 20+4reb+2ast, Z.Biao 19+2ast, L.Maciej 17+12reb+14ast, L.Ang 10+6reb+1ast, J.Weize 9+9reb+2ast
gschID: 695516


Beijing Ducks - Guangsha L. 95-91

Undefeated Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (5-1) recorded its first loss on the court of tenth ranked Beijing Ducks on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Beijing Ducks 95-91. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. Beijing Ducks had a 33-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Croatian-American center Justin Hamilton (213-90, college: LSU) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Aaron Jackson (190-86, college: Duquesne) chipped in 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas) who recorded 14 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and Sun Minghui added 22 points respectively. Four Beijing Ducks and five Zhejiang Guangsha Lions players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Beijing Ducks have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Shandong GS and Guangzhou LL. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the seventh position with one game lost. Beijing Ducks is looking forward to face higher ranked Golden Bulls (#3) in Hangzhou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play on the road against Eagles (#19) in Qingdao and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: M.Sun 22+3reb+2ast, L.Cheng 17+6reb+3ast, F.Courtney 14+9reb+8ast, H.Jinqiu 12+4reb+1ast, L.Jinglong 11+1reb, B.Ioannis 10+7reb+4ast
Beijing Ducks: H.Justin 31+11reb+4ast, J.Aaron 26+7reb+7ast, Z.Xiaochuan 12+3reb+1ast, L.XiaoYu 11+4reb+5ast, W.Xiaohui 5+3reb+2ast, Z.Zhang 4+2reb
gschID: 695519


Bayi R. - Beijing Dragons 113-102

Everything could happen in Ningbo at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked Bayi Rockets and 17th ranked Fly Dragons had identical 2-6 record. This time Bayi Rockets used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Beijing 113-102 on Friday night. Bayi Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Fly Dragons' 46. It was a great shooting night for Bayi Rockets especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Fly Dragons were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international center ZhongHao Xu (212-90) who scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Pierre Jackson (180-91, college: Baylor) who recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and the other American import forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) added 27 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayi Rockets (3-6) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Sichuan BW and Shanxi Z. Loser Fly Dragons keep the seventeenth position with seven games lost. Bayi Rockets will face league's leader Guandong Tigers in Dongguan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fly Dragons will play at home against the league's second-placed Sharks (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Beijing Dragons: J.Pierre 32+6reb+10ast, R.Shavlik 27+10reb, F.Zhang 13+5reb+6ast, Y.Liang 13+5reb+1ast, W.Zheng 10+7reb, Y.ShuLong 3+1reb+1ast
Bayi R.: X.ZhongHao 21+9reb+6ast, H.Shuo 21+2reb+5ast, Z.Zuming 17+2reb, M.Lei 17+4reb+2ast, F.Hao 14+3reb, L.Kaiwen 13+10reb+2ast
gschID: 695515


Zhejiang Ch. - Qingdao E. 118-122

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Golden Bulls (7-5) against twentieth ranked Eagles (2-7) on Friday night. Host Golden Bulls were defeated by Eagles in a tough game in Hangzhou 118-122. Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Bulls' 44. Golden Bulls were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 45 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward Dakari Johnson (213-95, college: Kentucky) contributed with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Eagles players scored in double figures. American guard Marcus Denmon (191-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 51 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 8 assists (went 16 for 16 at the free throw line !!!) and international guard Qian Wu (190-94) added 16 points and 7 assists in the effort for Golden Bulls. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Eagles moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Golden Bulls at the other side keep the third position with five games lost. Eagles will play against higher ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#7) in Hangzhou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Golden Bulls will play on the road against Beijing Ducks (#8) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang Ch.: D.Marcus 51+13reb+8ast, H.Tyler 21+4reb, W.Qian 16+3reb+7ast, Z.Dayu 8+5reb, Z.Xuhang 5+8reb, S.Cheng 5+1reb
Qingdao E.: G.Jonathan 45+12reb+4ast, J.Dakari 29+16reb+6ast, Z.Zhou 13+4reb+1ast, W.QingMing 12+8reb+1ast, J.Hailong 11+4reb, X.JiaHan 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 695517


Sichuan BW - Xinjiang FT 109-118

Not a big story in a game in Sichuan where 14th ranked Blue Whales (3-6) were defeated by seventh ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (6-3) 118-109 on Friday. Blue Whales were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: IPZ) who had a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!), 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. American power forward Al Jefferson (208-85) chipped in 26 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American Jamaal Franklin (196-91, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) who recorded 40 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Zhennian Zuo (199-96) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four Xinjiang Flying Tige and five Blue Whales players scored in double figures. Blue Whales' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Xinjiang Flying Tige moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Liaoning FL and Shenzhen L. Blue Whales lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with six games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige will face Jilin Tigers (#12) in Changchun in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Blue Whales will play at home against Flying Leopards and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: F.Jamaal 40+9reb+7ast, Z.Zhennian 20+5reb+2ast, C.Chen 14+5reb+1ast, M.Da 13+1ast, T.Jason 10+9reb+2ast, Y.Yue 8+2reb
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 48+11reb+6ast, J.Al 26+8reb+1ast, K.Makam 10+3reb+1ast, A.Abudushalamu 10+7reb+1ast, F.Ziming 7+3reb, C.Yi-Hsiang 6+3reb+3ast
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Courtney
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CBA Round 18: Zhejiang Guangsha Lions edge Sharks by three points - 1 hour ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game of round 18 in the CBA took place in Hangzhou. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Sharks (11-6) to second ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (14-2) 102-99 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Sharks. Strangely Sharks outrebounded Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 55-43 including 17 on the offensive...   [read more]

Zhelin Wang
Chinese CBA round 17 best performance: Zhelin Wang (by Interperformances) - 2 days ago
ZHELIN WANG International Power forward Zhelin Wang (214-PF-94) put on an amazing game in the last round for Fujian S., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 17. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 43 points and 22 rebounds, while his team beat Tianjin GL (#20, 2-14) 114-109. Fujian S. is placed at 8th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fujian S. will need more victories to i...   [read more]

Jinqiu Hu
CBA Round 17: Golden Bulls are defeated by Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in a derby game - 3 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Hangzhou: Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#8) and Golden Bulls (#5). Golden Bulls were defeated at home 99-104 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Golden Bulls. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Bulls' 42. Zhejiang Guangs...   [read more]


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