Liaoning FL – Guangdong ST 92-79
Liaoning crushed Guandgong to take the lead. Flying Leopards dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Guandong Tigers’ 26. Flying Leopards forced 21 Guandong Tigers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Guandong Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Jiwei Zhao (184-1995) who helped to win the game recording 9 points and 11 assists. The former international center Hao Fu (208-1997) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Jianlian Yi (212-1987) answered with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American swingman Sonny Weems (198-1986, college: Arkansas) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Guandong Tigers. Four Flying Leopards and five Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Liaoning FL: F.Hao 16+5reb+1ast, Z.Zhenlin 15+2reb+1ast, F.Kyle 13+6reb+2ast, G.Ailun 11+4reb+5ast, C.Minchen 10+2reb+1ast, M.Eric 10+10reb+2ast
Guangdong ST: Z.Rui 15+5reb+3ast, H.Mingxuan 14+3ast, W.Sonny 13+8reb+3ast, Y.Jianlian 12+9reb+4ast, X.Jie 10+3reb+2ast, Z.Peng 8+4reb+2ast
Guangsha L. – Shanghai S. 108-93
Guangsha held off Shanghai in the opener. Guangsha Lions made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Guangsha Lions looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Guangsha Lions made 8 blocks. 28 personal fouls committed by Sharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Minghui Sun (187-1996) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Nigerian-American center Jahlil Okafor (211-1995, college: Duke) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American Jamaal Franklin (196-1991, college: SDSU, agency: Slash Sports) answered with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import power forward Noah Vonleh (208-1995, college: Indiana, agency: Pensack Sports) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sharks. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Guangsha L.: S.Minghui 27+5reb+11ast, H.Jinqiu 22+8reb, O.Jahlil 20+14reb+4ast, Z.Jiaren 12+1reb, Z.Yanhao 10+2reb+4ast, X.Ke 9+1reb+1ast
Shanghai S.: L.Zheng 17+2reb, V.Noah 15+9reb+1ast, W.Zhelin 15+4reb+2ast, L.Terry 13+3reb, F.Jamaal 12+6reb+8ast, R.Junwei 9+6reb