Shanghai came close but couldn’t get out of their game against the Zhejiang Bulls with a win. Quincy Douby’s team were able to mix pretty basketball with some underhand tricks and will be relieved to have picked up the road win, thanks in no small part to an improbably moment from a very unlikely source. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 97 – Zhejiang Bulls 94: Turnovers And Bad Luck Costs Sharks Dearly”
The arrival of the Zhejiang Bulls gives the Sharks a chance to finishing their current home stand on a positive note before their tricky road visit to Guangdong Province. Like the Sharks, Zhejiang have not enjoyed the best of starts to their season and despite having the extremely dangerous Quincy Douby on their team, the Bulls are still coming into Shanghai with a losing record. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Zhejiang Bulls (3-4)”
A nervy Shanghai Sharks held on to beat the Fujian Sturgeons after a flurry of clutch three pointers pulled the home side away from danger in the closing seconds of the game. Anthony Roberson was a constant menace for the visitors and lit up the Sharks at times in the second half. A commanding performance from Liu Wei and some gutsy three-pointers from Wang Yong were critical to giving the Sharks victory but this was a game that could have gone either way in the crucial stages but for once, the luck was with Shanghai. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 94 – Fujian Sturgeons 90: Last Gasp Fireworks Keep The Sharks’ Playoff Dreams Alive”
With a very difficult road game against Xinjiang on Wednesday, the upcoming visit of the Fujian Sturgeons (14-11) to the Yuanshen now has extra importance for Shanghai. A win against their guests on Sunday would not only move the Sharks up into the playoff places but also trip up one of their rivals for a postseason position. The home side were undone by old boy, Zaid Abbas, in the corresponding fixture and have to stop that happening again if they want to play on beyond mid-February. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Fujian Sturgeons”
Shangdong Lions:93 – Foshan Dralions 79
Gerald Green scored 18 points in a losing effort as his Foshan Dralions lost at home to Shandong 93-79. The former Boston Celtic made was 3/6 from field goals and 3/9 at three-point attempt, also dished out two assists, but crucially failed to dunk at all, presumably to the absolute horror of every Chinese basketball media outlet who have been contractually obliged to remind readers that he won the 2007 Slam Dunk contest at every chance they get.
Swingman Alan Anderson also put up 18 points for Shandong as well as six rebounds and three assists as the former Michigan State player helped the Jinan outfit dispatch their hosts. Sun Jie also made 14 points including four from downtown, whilst Sui Ran made (12 points), Li Lin (11 points) and Othello Hunter (11) also joined made it into double digits. Hunter was generally large and in charge throughout, as the former Ohio State power forward helped himself to 21 rebounds over the course of the game.
Guangsha Lions: 115 – Tianjin Golden Lions:113
Wilson Chandler exploded onto the CBA with an imperious 43 points, 22 rebounds and four assists in a fifty minute spell that will confirm his status as the unofficial king of Hangzhou. A high scoring affair throughout, Guangsha seemed content to sit back and let their marque name do his thing and the former Denver Nugget did just that, making 18-of-32 field goals including two powerful dunks. Tianjin’s Zhang Nan tried to keep pace with the American but tonight was Chandler’s show and a A-list performance from Guangsha forward sealed the deal for his side and helped his side see off an unexpectedly plucky opposition. Continue reading “CBA Round Up: Round 1”