Guangdong ST – Liaoning FL 116-117
Lianoning snatched a narrow road win over Guangdong to secure the Finals berth. Flying Leopards looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Guandong Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international Zhenlin Zhang (206-1999, college: Tulane) who saved his team from a defeat with 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. The former international Ailun Guo (189-1993) contributed with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. The former international Rui Zhao (195-1996) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals and American swingman Sonny Weems (198-1986, college: Arkansas) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Guandong Tigers. Four Flying Leopards and five Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Guangdong ST: W.Sonny 21+5reb+6ast, X.Jie 18+2reb+3ast, Z.Rui 15+7reb+11ast, H.Mingxuan 15+1reb+3ast, W.Xinkai 13+4reb+2ast, T.Jie 9+1reb+1ast
Liaoning FL: Z.Zhenlin 33+9reb+1ast, G.Ailun 23+6reb+7ast, F.Kyle 14+2reb, M.Eric 12+12reb+5ast, H.Dejun 9+4reb+2ast, C.Minchen 9+2reb+2ast
Shanghai S. – Guangsha L. 100-103
Guangsha Lions upset the Sharks in Shanghai to pave their way into the championship series. Guangsha Lions made 28-of-37 charity shots (75.7 percent) during the game. Sharks were plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international guard Minghui Sun (187-1996) who led his team to a victory scoring 45 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Nigerian-American center Jahlil Okafor (211-1995, college: Duke) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American Jamaal Franklin (196-1991, college: SDSU, agency: Slash Sports) with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and the former international center Zhelin Wang (214-1994) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Shanghai S.: W.Zhelin 26+11reb, F.Jamaal 21+9reb+9ast, G.Haowen 20, L.Hanchen 9+1reb+2ast, M.Kelanbaike 9+4reb, D.Hao 6+4reb
Guangsha L.: S.Minghui 45+7reb+3ast, O.Jahlil 13+7reb+1ast, Z.Yanhao 12+2reb+3ast, Z.Jiaren 11+1reb+1ast, J.Jarrod 7+6reb+3ast, X.ZhongHao 7+7reb+4ast