Sylven Landesberg

Sylven Landesberg



Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Hangzhou: Golden Bulls (#3) and Guangsha Lions (#5). Guangsha Lions were defeated at home 90-100 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Golden Bulls made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Guangsha Lions turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Golden Bulls made 7 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Guangsha Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Austrian swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia, agency: BeoBasket) fired 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) for the winners. The former international point guard Qian Wu (188-94) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists. American point guard Kay Felder (175-95, college: Oakland) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Golden Bulls (36-8) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain third place having seven points less than leader Guangdong ST. Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 20 games lost. Golden Bulls are looking forward to face league’s leader Guandong Tigers in Dongguan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Guangsha Lions will play on the road against Ducks (#11) in Beijing and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Leader Guandong Tigers delivered the 41th victory. This time they beat 11th ranked Ducks (23-21) 94-89 in Dongguan. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ducks. Worth to mention a great performance of American MarShon Brooks (197-89, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Sonny Weems contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Croatian-American center Justin Hamilton (213-90, college: LSU) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds for Ducks. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Guandong Tigers. Defending champion maintains first place with 41-5 record. Ducks at the other side keep the eleventh position with 21 games lost. Guandong Tigers will play against Golden Bulls (#3) in Hangzhou in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ducks will play at home against Guangsha Lions (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Urumqi. Local Flying Tigers (31-15) outscored 9th ranked Eagles (24-22) 129-106 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eagles. Donatas Motiejunas stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. At the losing side Dakari Johnson responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flying Tigers maintains fourth place with 31-15 record. Loser Eagles keep the ninth position with 22 games lost. They share it with Jilin NE T.. Flying Tigers will meet Heroes (#5) in the next round. Eagles will play against Jilin Tigers (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 49 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Jilin NE T. were defeated by Liaoning FL in Yingkou 100-83. Guangzhou LL beat Nanjing TX MK at home 124-109. Jiangsu D. lost to Tianjin on the opponent’s court 119-124. Shanxi L. unfortunately lost to Sichuan BW in a home game 80-94. Shandong H. managed to beat Beijing RF on the road 94-85. Shanghai S. was crushed by Shenzhen A. on its own court 93-113.
The best stats of 49th round was 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals by Lester Hudson of Shandong H..


Liaoning FL – Jilin NE T. 100-83

There was no surprise in Yingkou where 9th ranked Jilin Tigers (24-22) were defeated by second ranked Flying Leopards (38-8) 100-83 on Friday. Flying Leopards outrebounded Jilin Tigers 51-21 including a 38-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Flying Leopards especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Zhenlin Zhang (207-99, college: Tulane) stepped up and scored 21 points and 5 assists for the winners and American guard OJ Mayo (193-87, college: USC) chipped in 21 points. At the losing side center Ang Lee (208-90) responded with 8 points and 7 rebounds and Tianyi Liu (192-94) scored 12 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Flying Leopards. They maintain second place with 38-8 record having just three points less than leader Guangdong ST. Loser Jilin Tigers keep the ninth position with 22 games lost. They share it with Qingdao E.. Flying Leopards will meet Royal Fighters (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jilin Tigers will play against Eagles in Qingdao and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: L.Tianyi 12+1reb+3ast, J.Weize 10+1reb+4ast, J.Yuxing 10+3reb+1ast, Z.Biao 10+1reb+1ast, C.JinMing 9+2reb+2ast, D.Haoran 8+1reb
Liaoning FL: Z.Zhenlin 21+3reb+5ast, M.O.J. 21+2reb+3ast, Z.Jiwei 11+4reb+5ast, W.Changze 10+5reb+1ast, C.Minchen 9+1reb, F.Hao 7+9reb+1ast

gschID: 875788

Guangzhou LL – Nanjing TX MK 124-109

No shocking result in a game in Guangzhou where fourteenth ranked Long-Lions (20-26) defeated bottom-ranked Monkey Kings (7-39) 124-109 on Wednesday. Long-Lions shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 54.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. American-Albanian guard Dallas Moore (185-94, college: N.Florida) stepped up and scored 30 points and 6 assists for the winners and center Ha Si (218-95) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). At the losing side American center Arnett Moultrie (208-90, college: MSU) responded with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Tal Co (191-91) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 15 assists. Five Long-Lions and four Monkey Kings players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Long-Lions maintains fourteenth place with 20-26 record. Monkey Kings lost their twelfth game in a row. They stay dead last with 39 lost games. Long-Lions will meet Pioneers (#16) in the next round. Monkey Kings will play against Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nanjing TX MK: M.Arnett 35+10reb+3ast, C.Tal 18+5reb+15ast, W.Ziqi 16+3reb+2ast, H.Liu 14+6reb+3ast, H.Shigan 10+2reb, H.Sean 5+1ast
Guangzhou LL: M.Dallas 30+2reb+6ast, S.Ha 25+7reb+3ast, Z.Mingzhen 19+2reb+2ast, Y.TianYi 18+3reb+9ast, Z.Zhun 15+3reb, T.Yuheng 6+3reb

gschID: 875782

Tianjin – Jiangsu D. 124-119

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 18th ranked Jiangsu Dragons‘ (8-38) road loss to seventeenth ranked Pioneers (10-36) 119-124 on Thursday. Pioneers forced 20 Jiangsu Dragons turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Guard Deshaui Shi (192-92) stepped up and scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Taiwanese guard Tingqian Lin (194-99, college: Bryant) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Pioneers players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Dezmine Wells (196-92, college: Maryland) responded with 54 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists and center Quanxi Wu (210-94) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. Pioneers moved-up to sixteenth place. Jiangsu Dragons lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighteenth position with 38 games lost. Pioneers will meet at home higher ranked Long-Lions (#14) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jiangsu Dragons will play against Monkey Kings (#19) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: W.Dezmine 54+9reb+4ast, W.Quanxi 31+13reb+3ast, H.Rongqi 13+3reb+5ast, S.Xin 8+3reb, J.Haoran 4+3reb, Z.Qilong 4+7reb
Tianjin: H.Siyu 23+5reb+1ast, L.Tingqian 22+5reb+5ast, S.Deshaui 19+9reb+6ast, M.Zikai 16+4reb+2ast, T.CJ 16+3reb+1ast, L.Wei 11+4reb+3ast

gschID: 875783

Xinjiang FT – Qingdao E. 129-106

The game with biggest result difference took place in Urumqi. Local Flying Tigers (31-15) outscored 9th ranked Eagles (24-22) 129-106 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eagles. Flying Tigers forced 27 Eagles turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 18 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Flying Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists. Lithuanian power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international point guard Dehao Yu (195-95) chipped in 11 points and 11 assists. At the losing side American power forward Dakari Johnson (213-95, college: Kentucky) responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and Bulgarian-American point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis) scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flying Tigers maintains fourth place with 31-15 record. Loser Eagles keep the ninth position with 22 games lost. They share it with Jilin NE T.. Flying Tigers will meet Heroes (#5) in the next round. Eagles will play against Jilin Tigers (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: J.Dakari 27+6reb+1ast, A.Darius 17+6reb+6ast, Z.TaiLong 16+1ast, Z.Cheng-Yu 15+1reb+4ast, W.Qing-Ming 10+4reb+3ast, G.Shiao 7+5reb
Xinjiang FT: M.Donatas 25+10reb+5ast, C.Ian 17+2ast, A.Abudurexiti 17+3reb+3ast, T.Caiyu 16+3reb+1ast, J.Refukati 15+9reb+2ast, Y.Dehao 11+4reb+11ast

gschID: 875784

Shanxi L. – Sichuan BW 80-94

Very predictable result in Taiyuan where eighth ranked Blue Whales (25-21) beat 15th ranked Loongs (17-27) 94-80 on Thursday. Blue Whales made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Blue Whales outrebounded Loongs 56-33 including a 22-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85, agency: BIG) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and center Yuanyu Li (206-91) chipped in 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side the former international Junwei Ren (203-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and center PengFei Yan (211-93) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Five Blue Whales and four Loongs players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Blue Whales maintains eighth place with 25-21 record. Loser Loongs keep the fifteenth position with 27 games lost. Blue Whales will meet at home Ducks (#11) in the next round. Loongs will play against Sharks (#13) in Shanghai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shanxi L.: R.Junwei 21+12reb+1ast, Y.PengFei 16+9reb, C.HanJun 12+1reb+10ast, G.ZhaoBao 10+2reb+2ast, Y.Shuai 7+2reb+3ast, L.Guancen 6+1reb
Sichuan BW: H.Hamed 23+17reb+7ast, L.Yuanyu 21+10reb+5ast, C.Chen 17+7reb+1ast, J.Hanyi 11+5reb+2ast, G.Marcus 10+4reb+1ast, H.Shuo 5+4reb+2ast

gschID: 875785

Beijing RF – Shandong H. 85-94

Not a big story in a game in Beijing where 12th ranked Royal Fighters (22-24) were defeated by seventh ranked Heroes (26-20) 94-85 on Friday. Heroes forced 20 Royal Fighters turnovers and outrebounded them 56-41 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: UT Martin) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winners and the former international center HanLin Tao (208-91) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds. Four Heroes players scored in double figures. At the losing side Fan Zhang (194-96) responded with 22 points and American guard Joseph Young (188-92, college: Oregon) scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Heroes moved-up to fifth place. Royal Fighters lost their third game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 24 games lost. Heroes will meet at home higher ranked Flying Tigers (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Royal Fighters will play against the league’s second-placed Flying Leopards (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Beijing RF: Z.Fan 22+1reb+2ast, W.Shaojie 12+10reb+1ast, Y.Joseph 11+6reb+7ast, Y.Changdong 9+7reb+2ast, S.Yue 7+4reb+5ast, W.Zirui 6
Shandong H.: H.Lester 28+11reb+11ast, T.HanLin 19+10reb, J.Cheng 14+9reb+1ast, G.Troy 11+7reb, C.Peidong 9+3reb+4ast, G.ShiYan 7+8reb+7ast

gschID: 875789

Guangsha L. – Zhejiang GB. 90-100

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Hangzhou: Golden Bulls (#3) and Guangsha Lions (#5). Guangsha Lions were defeated at home 90-100 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Golden Bulls made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Guangsha Lions turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Golden Bulls made 7 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Guangsha Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Austrian swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia, agency: BeoBasket) fired 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) for the winners. The former international point guard Qian Wu (188-94) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists. American point guard Kay Felder (175-95, college: Oakland) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals and the former international Minghui Sun (192-96) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Guangsha Lions players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Golden Bulls (36-8) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain third place having seven points less than leader Guangdong ST. Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 20 games lost. Golden Bulls are looking forward to face league’s leader Guandong Tigers in Dongguan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Guangsha Lions will play on the road against Ducks (#11) in Beijing and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: X.Feng 22+2reb+1ast, S.Minghui 20+6reb+3ast, F.Kay 15+6reb+11ast, X.ZhongHao 14+8reb+1ast, S.Minghui 6+2reb, S.Chunpeng 4+1reb
Zhejiang GB.: L.Sylven 33+7reb, W.Qian 18+3reb+7ast, Z.Xuhang 17+10reb+1ast, R.Nick 9+6reb+5ast, Z.Dayu 7+9reb+1ast, W.Yibo 6+1reb

gschID: 875787

Shanghai S. – Shenzhen A. 93-113

Everything went according to plan in Shanghai where seventh ranked Aviators (25-19) outleveled 13th ranked Sharks (21-25) 113-93 on Thursday. Aviators looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Sharks’ players. The former international center Zijie Shen (210-97) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winners and Yiwen Lu (204-95) chipped in 26 points. At the losing side American guard Marcus Denmon (191-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and center Zong Zan (208-89) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. 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. Sharks lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 25 games lost. Aviators will meet at home Sturgeons (#17) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Sharks will play against Loongs (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: D.Marcus 16+5reb+4ast, O.Junxuan 14+5reb, L.Hanchen 13+2reb, Z.Zong 13+8reb+2ast, G.Haowen 9+3reb+3ast, J.Mingxin 8+6reb+4ast
Shenzhen A.: L.Yiwen 26+3reb+3ast, H.Xining 20+4reb+2ast, S.Zijie 19+13reb+4ast, B.Askia 14+2reb+8ast, G.QuAn 12+1reb+2ast, Y.Linyi 10+5reb+2ast

gschID: 875786

Guangdong ST – Beijing D. 94-89

Leader Guandong Tigers delivered the 41th victory. This time they beat 11th ranked Ducks (23-21) 94-89 in Dongguan. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ducks. Guandong Tigers made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Ducks were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American MarShon Brooks (197-89, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import swingman Sonny Weems (198-86, college: Arkansas) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Croatian-American center Justin Hamilton (213-90, college: LSU) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and the former international point guard Shuo Fang (190-90) added 14 points and 9 assists in the effort for Ducks. Five Guandong Tigers and four Ducks players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Guandong Tigers. Defending champion maintains first place with 41-5 record. Ducks at the other side keep the eleventh position with 21 games lost. Guandong Tigers will play against Golden Bulls (#3) in Hangzhou in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ducks will play at home against Guangsha Lions (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Beijing D.: L.XiaoYu 22+2reb+3ast, Z.YanXi 14+4reb, F.Shuo 14+4reb+9ast, H.Justin 13+14reb+3ast, G.Jonathan 8+4reb+5ast, W.Xiaohui 6
Guangdong ST: B.MarShon 16+5reb+4ast, W.Sonny 14+5reb+6ast, H.Mingxuan 13+6reb+2ast, R.JunFei 12+4reb+1ast, Z.Peng 11+1reb+2ast, Z.Rui 11+3reb+3ast

gschID: 875781

Tags : SYLVEN LANDESBERG, ZHEJIANG GOLDEN BULLS, CHINESE BASKETBALL

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