Having already played the first of their two games in Guangdong for this road trip, the Sharks are within sight of a three game home stretch starting on Friday. However, before they can get back to Shanghai, the Sharks will first have to deal with the difficult task of a road game against the Guangdong Tigers. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Guangdong Tigers (7-2)”
Despite the noise from packed Yuanshen Gymnasium and a frisky first-half performance, the Shanghai Sharks couldn’t pull off an upset victory against the Guangdong Tigers. With Mike Harris out of the line up due to family reasons, the Sharks needed maximum focus from their remaining squad but after a solid start, Shanghai condemned themselves to another defeat after a poor third quarter allowed the Tigers take control before going on to win by the resounding margin of 101-85. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 85 – Guangdong Tigers 101: Singleton Stars As Ruthless Guangdong Rout Sharks”
Uh-oh. The Guangdong Tigers are in town and they sure mean business. The defending champions since the 2007-2008 season (!), are arriving in the Yuanshen on a six game winning streak overall (!), are averaging 103ppg away from home(!) and are on a three game winning streak on the road having put on 41 points in the fourth quarter to dispose of Tianjin in the previous game (!). Continue reading “Scouting Report: Guangdong Tigers”
With the 2011-2012 CBA season only days/weeks/months away from starting (this is of course China so no-one is sure whether the league will be starting in November or December, or ever. It is also entirely possible that all the games will be played in a badly lit car park in Harbin), CBA teams are playing their final preseason matches in anticipation of the opening round of games.
Having built up their match fitness with a month of punching out American students and Melbourne-based basketball teams, several CBA sides are currently playing in friendly games based in Zhuji, Jincheng, Huizhou, Shenzhen and Guandong. As these places are helpfully away from either Beijing or Shanghai (or seemingly anywhere that most rational people would want to live), accurate match reports are hard to come across. However, thanks to the powers of the internet and thankless, often faceless Chinese bloggers, scores are trickling out and as such, Shark Fin Hoops is proud to bring you the following invariably biased match report that has been put together via translated sources (if only to demonstrate the absurdity of Chinese basketball, there isn’t even a match game report on the Sharks’ own website).