Shandong H. – Guangdong ST 112-118
Guangdong upset Shandong to sweep the semifinal series. Guandong Tigers made 30-of-36 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Heroes were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Sonny Weems (198-86, college: Arkansas) scored 27 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international Rui Zhao (196-96) chipped in 29 points and 4 assists during the contest. Guandong Tigers’ coach Feng Du allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: UT Martin) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 13 assists and 5 steals and the former international center HanLin Tao (208-91) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Five Guandong Tigers and four Heroes players scored in double figures.
Shandong H.: H.Lester 31+4reb+13ast, T.HanLin 20+13reb, C.Peidong 16+1reb+4ast, G.ShiYan 15+9reb+6ast, Y.Liu 8+1reb, J.Cheng 8+4reb+1ast
Guangdong ST: Z.Rui 29+4reb+4ast, W.Sonny 27+4reb+6ast, H.Mingxuan 17+1reb+1ast, X.Jie 16+4reb+4ast, Z.Peng 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Fanri 5+5reb
Zhejiang GB. – Liaoning FL 117-122
Liaoning beat Zhejiang in Game 2 and sealed their CBA Finals appearance. Flying Leopards made 49-of-58 free shots (84.5 percent) during the game, while Golden Bulls only scored twenty two points from the stripe. Flying Leopards looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 39 personal fouls committed by Golden Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Kyle Fogg (190-90, college: Arizona) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. The former international point guard Jiwei Zhao (185-95) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 assists and 8 steals for the winners. Five Flying Leopards players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Qian Wu (188-94) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 assists and 5 steals and American-Austrian swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia, agency: BeoBasket) added 22 points in the effort for Golden Bulls. Golden Bulls’ coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help.
Zhejiang GB.: W.Qian 29+2reb+11ast, L.Sylven 22+2reb+3ast, Z.Xuhang 12+4reb+2ast, W.Yibo 12+1ast, W.Lu 11+1reb, L.Junhao 8+7reb+2ast
Liaoning FL: F.Kyle 26+11reb+3ast, H.Dejun 23+5reb+3ast, G.Ailun 15+2reb+6ast, M.O.J. 15+2reb, Z.Jiwei 15+3reb+13ast, F.Hao 12+5reb+2ast