Nate Mason

Nate Mason



Here is the last round review presented by Job Market.

The game between second ranked Golden Bulls (16-4) and eighth ranked Long-Lions (13-7) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Golden Bulls were defeated by Long-Lions in a tough game in Hangzhou 104-113. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Golden Bulls. Long-Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Bulls’ 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Golden Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Nate Mason (188-95, college: Minnesota) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 15 assists and 5 steals. Power forward Kai Guo (204-95) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Qian Wu (188-94) answered with 35 points (!!!) and 7 assists for Golden Bulls. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Long-Lions maintains eighth place with 13-7 record. Golden Bulls at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. They share it with Shanghai S. and Guangsha L.. Long-Lions are looking forward to face Jiangsu Dragons (#18) in Nanjing in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Golden Bulls will play at home against Royal Fighters (#11) and are hoping to win this game.
CBA top team – Flying Leopards (18-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Pioneers (6-14) in Tianjin 106-88. It was a great evening for international Zhenlin Zhang (206-99, college: Tulane) who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points and 8 rebounds. Jiwei Zhao helped adding 8 points and 14 assists. Taiwanese guard Benson Lin (193-99, college: Bryant) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flying Leopards have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-2 record. Pioneers at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 14 games lost. Flying Leopards will play against Aviators (#6) in Shenzhen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Pioneers will play on the road against Guangsha Lions (#3) in Hangzhou and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Shenzhen was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Loongs (14-6) played at the court of seventh ranked Aviators (14-6). Aviators defeated Loongs 126-110 on Saturday. It was an exceptional evening for Jared Sullinger who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Kay Felder came up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals for Loongs in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aviators moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Shanxi L. Aviators will meet league’s leader Flying Leopards in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Loongs will play against Sturgeons (#17) and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: Qingdao E. were beaten by Beijing RF on the road 94-88. Bottom-ranked Nanjing TX MK was destroyed by Fujian S. on its own court 98-130. Jilin NE T. unfortunately lost to Guangdong ST in Dongguan 95-99. Jiangsu D. recorded a loss to Xinjiang FT at home 93-98. Guangsha L. defeated Beijing D. on the opponent’s court 99-88. Sichuan BW was beaten by Shandong H. in a home game 83-94. Ningbo R. was destroyed by Shanghai S. on the road 119-93.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 24 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists by Vladimir Stimac of Ningbo R..

Beijing RF – Qingdao E. 94-88

No shocking result in a game when eleventh ranked Royal Fighters (11-9) beat 13th ranked Eagles (7-13) in Beijing 94-88 on Saturday. Royal Fighters had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American-Austrian swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Sanning Liao (189-1) accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Royal Fighters players scored in double figures. American guard Dezmine Wells (196-92, college: Maryland) came up with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import power forward Dakari Johnson (213-95, college: Kentucky) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Eagles in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Royal Fighters moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing D. Eagles lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Xinjiang FT. Royal Fighters will meet higher ranked Golden Bulls (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Beijing RF: L.Sylven 18+8reb+2ast, L.Sanning 17+5reb+3ast, W.Junjie 15+7reb+1ast, H.Isaac 12+6reb+3ast, Y.Changdong 12+5reb+1ast, W.Shaojie 8+8reb+2ast
Qingdao E.: W.Dezmine 31+7reb+8ast, J.Dakari 12+10reb+3ast, W.Ruize 9+1reb, L.Wei-Han 7+6reb+8ast, X.Jiahan 6+1reb+1ast, Y.Jinmeng 6+2reb+1ast

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Nanjing TX MK – Fujian S. 98-130

Rather expected game when 20th ranked Monkey Kings (1-19) were smashed by seventeenth ranked Sturgeons (5-15) in Jiangsu 130-98 on Saturday. Sturgeons made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Monkey Kings turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 43 assists comparing to just 24 passes made by Monkey Kings’ players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sturgeons made 9 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Trae Golden (189-91, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Network Sports International) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 12 assists. Swingman Jianghuai Li (190-92) accounted for 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Five Sturgeons players scored in double figures. Center Baiqing Zhao (204-98) came up with 40 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and American swingman DMontre Edwards (199-92, college: Tennessee) added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Monkey Kings in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sturgeons moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Sichuan BW. Monkey Kings lost their seventeenth game in a row. They stay dead last with 19 lost games. Sturgeons will meet higher ranked Loongs (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Monkey Kings will play against Guandong Tigers (#5) in Dongguan and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fujian S.: G.Trae 35+4reb+12ast, H.Yichao 18+2reb+1ast, L.Jianghuai 16+5reb+7ast, O.Junxuan 15+4reb+1ast, Z.Yongpeng 12+6reb+2ast, L.Xucheng 11+7reb+2ast
Nanjing TX MK: Z.Baiqing 40+7reb+1ast, W.Rui 13+7reb+1ast, E.D’Montre 12+10reb+5ast, L.Hongpeng 8+5reb+2ast, N.Guang 6+2reb+6ast, H.Yifeng 6+2reb+1ast

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Guangdong ST – Jilin NE T. 99-95

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Guandong Tigers (15-5) won against 12th ranked Jilin Tigers (8-12) in Dongguan 99-95 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Guandong Tigers made 28-of-33 free shots (84.8 percent) during the game. Guandong Tigers outrebounded Jilin Tigers 48-31 including a 35-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international power forward Jianlian Yi (212-87) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!). International Runwang Du (206-99) accounted for 20 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) for the winning side. The former international forward Cheng Zhong (206-89) came up with 20 points and Haoran Ding (206-96) added 19 points respectively for Jilin Tigers in the defeat. Four Guandong Tigers and five Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guandong Tigers. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Loser Jilin Tigers keep the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Guandong Tigers will meet at home bottom-ranked Monkey Kings (#20) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Jilin Tigers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Guangdong ST: Y.Jianlian 23+11reb+1ast, D.Runwang 20+7reb+2ast, W.Sonny 15+4reb+5ast, Z.Fanri 11+6reb, Z.Peng 9+1reb+3ast, R.Junfei 8+7reb+5ast
Jilin NE T.: Z.Cheng 20+3reb+1ast, D.Haoran 19+3reb+1ast, C.Jinming 13+2reb+3ast, J.Dominique 11+2reb+7ast, J.Weize 10+3reb+5ast, J.Yuxing 9+4reb+1ast

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Zhejiang GB. – Guangzhou LL 104-113

The game between second ranked Golden Bulls (16-4) and eighth ranked Long-Lions (13-7) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Golden Bulls were defeated by Long-Lions in a tough game in Hangzhou 104-113. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Golden Bulls. Long-Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Bulls’ 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Golden Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Nate Mason (188-95, college: Minnesota) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 15 assists and 5 steals. Power forward Kai Guo (204-95) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Qian Wu (188-94) answered with 35 points (!!!) and 7 assists and Serbian-American forward Nick Rakocevic (211-97, college: USC) added 12 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Golden Bulls. Five Long-Lions and four Golden Bulls players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Long-Lions maintains eighth place with 13-7 record. Golden Bulls at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. They share it with Shanghai S. and Guangsha L.. Long-Lions are looking forward to face Jiangsu Dragons (#18) in Nanjing in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Golden Bulls will play at home against Royal Fighters (#11) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Guangzhou LL: M.Nate 34+8reb+15ast, G.Kai 22+9reb+3ast, Z.Mingzhen 20+3reb+2ast, C.Ying-Chun 18+8reb+6ast, L.Yanzhe 10+3reb, M.Guangyang 5+1reb
Zhejiang GB.: W.Qian 35+7ast, L.Wenbo 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Xuhang 12+2reb+2ast, R.Nick 12+12reb+1ast, C.Shuaipeng 11+4reb+3ast, W.Yibo 8+1reb+8ast

gschID: 954381

Jiangsu D. – Xinjiang FT 93-98

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (3-17) lost to fifteenth ranked Flying Tigers (7-13) in Nanjing 93-98 on Sunday. Flying Tigers forced 22 Jiangsu Dragons turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American center Arnett Moultrie (208-90, college: MSU) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Dehao Yu (190-95) accounted for 18 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side. Flying Tigers’ coach Dejiang Ah used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Rongqi Huang (189-99) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists and forward Zhou Zhao (198-95) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Jiangsu Dragons in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Flying Tigers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Qingdao E. Jiangsu Dragons lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the eighteenth position with 17 games lost. Flying Tigers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jiangsu Dragons will play against Long-Lions (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: M.Arnett 31+12reb+6ast, Y.Dehao 18+6reb+11ast, Q.Lin 13+8reb+2ast, T.Caiyu 13+3reb+1ast, A.Azat 8+1reb+6ast, T.Aizimaiti 6+3reb+1ast
Jiangsu D.: H.Rongqi 25+7reb+11ast, Z.Zhou 20+5reb+1ast, J.Haoran 11+4reb+1ast, Z.Xiran 10+2reb+1ast, T.Yanru 9+3reb+2ast, W.Yujia 7+5reb

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Tianjin – Liaoning FL 88-106

CBA top team – Flying Leopards (18-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Pioneers (6-14) in Tianjin 106-88. They outrebounded Pioneers 54-43 including 19 on the offensive glass. Flying Leopards players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Pioneers’ players. It was a great evening for international Zhenlin Zhang (206-99, college: Tulane) who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Jiwei Zhao (184-95) helped adding 8 points and 14 assists. Taiwanese guard Benson Lin (193-99, college: Bryant) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (186-85, college: WSU) scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Pioneers players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flying Leopards have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-2 record. Pioneers at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 14 games lost. Flying Leopards will play against Aviators (#6) in Shenzhen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Pioneers will play on the road against Guangsha Lions (#3) in Hangzhou and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Liaoning FL: Z.Zhenlin 30+8reb+1ast, F.Kyle 15+1reb+3ast, W.Changze 11+1reb, F.Hao 10+4reb+1ast, L.Zhixuan 8+2reb+3ast, Z.Jiwei 8+3reb+14ast
Tianjin: R.Taylor 15+5reb+5ast, L.Benson 15+7reb+5ast, M.Zikai 12+8reb+1ast, B.Kenny 11+3reb+3ast, Z.Zhaoxu 9+5reb+1ast, L.Jiayi 8+1reb+1ast

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Beijing D. – Guangsha L. 88-99

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Guangsha Lions (16-4) defeated 10th ranked Ducks (11-9) in Beijing 99-88 on Sunday. Guangsha Lions made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Ducks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international center Jinqiu Hu (211-97) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. The former international guard Minghui Sun (187-96) accounted for 17 points, 12 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Five Guangsha Lions players scored in double figures. American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: NM State) came up with 36 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international Xiaochuan Zhai (205-93) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Ducks in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Guangsha Lions. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Zhejiang GB. and Shanghai S. Loser Ducks keep the tenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Beijing RF. Guangsha Lions will meet at home Pioneers (#15) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ducks will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: H.Jinqiu 26+12reb, Z.Yanhao 22+2reb+2ast, S.Minghui 17+3reb+12ast, J.Jarrod 11+14reb+4ast, Z.Junlong 10+6reb+3ast, X.ZhongHao 7+2reb+1ast
Beijing D.: G.Jonathan 36+6reb+3ast, T.Yuxiang 8+4reb+2ast, F.Ziming 8+3reb+4ast, J.Taruike 8+7reb, Z.Xiaochuan 8+6reb+2ast, Z.Yanxi 6+3reb+2ast

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Sichuan BW – Shandong H. 83-94

There was no surprise when 16th ranked Blue Whales (5-15) lost to tenth ranked Heroes (12-8) in Sichuan 83-94 on Sunday. Heroes forced 22 Blue Whales turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. It was an exceptional evening for international point guard Shiyan Gao (186-96) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. The former international center Hanlin Tao (208-91) accounted for 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85, agency: BIG) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Hanyi Jing (195-99) added 22 points respectively for Blue Whales in the defeat. Four Heroes and five Blue Whales players 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 Heroes. They moved-up to ninth place. Loser Blue Whales keep the sixteenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Fujian S.. Heroes will meet at home league’s second-placed Sharks in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Blue Whales will play against Rockets (#19) in Ningbo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shandong H.: T.Hanlin 19+9reb+1ast, G.Shiyan 16+8reb+12ast, H.Lester 16+1reb+10ast, G.Troy 13+8reb, L.Guancen 7+7reb, J.Cheng 7+4reb
Sichuan BW: J.Hanyi 22+1reb+1ast, C.Chen 13+9reb+1ast, H.Hamed 12+11reb+3ast, Z.Dianliang 11+5reb+4ast, M.Sterling 10+8reb+1ast, Z.Songwei 4+1reb+1ast

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Shenzhen L. – Shanxi L. 126-110

The game in Shenzhen was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Loongs (14-6) played at the court of seventh ranked Aviators (14-6). Aviators defeated Loongs 126-110 on Saturday. Aviators made 26-of-28 free shots (92.9 percent) during the game. Aviators outrebounded Loongs 47-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Jared Sullinger (206-92, college: Ohio St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 6 assists. International Xining He (195-97) accounted for 14 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. American point guard Kay Felder (175-95, college: Oakland) came up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals and Zhijiang Xing (204-93) added 26 points and 12 rebounds respectively for Loongs in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aviators moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Shanxi L. Aviators will meet league’s leader Flying Leopards in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Loongs will play against Sturgeons (#17) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shenzhen L.: S.Jared 34+12reb+6ast, Y.Linyi 26+3reb+3ast, Z.Yiming 17+4reb+1ast, H.Xining 14+14reb+7ast, G.Quan 9+3reb+2ast, B.Haotian 9+5reb+3ast
Shanxi L.: F.Kay 31+7reb+11ast, X.Zhijiang 26+12reb+1ast, Y.Shuai 14+2reb+2ast, G.Zhaobao 10+5reb+2ast, Z.Zhandong 9+1ast, J.Hao 6+1reb

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Shanghai S. – Ningbo R. 119-93

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Sharks (16-4) crushed 19th ranked Rockets (2-18) in Shanghai 119-93 on Sunday. Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American Jamaal Franklin (196-91, college: SDSU, agency: Slash Sports) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import power forward Noah Vonleh (208-95, college: Indiana, agency: Pensack Sports) accounted for 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Sharks players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and American CJ Trotter (193-88, college: S.Indiana) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Rockets in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sharks moved-up to second place, which they share with Zhejiang GB. and Guangsha L. Newly promoted Rockets keep the nineteenth position with 18 games lost. Sharks will meet Heroes (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rockets will play against Blue Whales (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: V.Noah 20+5reb+2ast, F.Jamaal 19+12reb+7ast, G.Haowen 18+1reb+2ast, R.Junwei 15+6reb+3ast, L.Zheng 13+5reb+2ast, J.Mingxin 10+6reb+1ast
Ningbo R.: S.Vladimir 24+12reb+6ast, H.Delong 18+1ast, T.CJ 13+7reb+3ast, X.Yuzhuo 8+3reb+1ast, Z.Biao 7+5reb+1ast, N.Hongyu 6+5reb+1ast

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