A full quota of Americans and some generous calls from the referees helped the visiting Beijing Ducks gradually overhaul a plucky Sharks team who played without fear, but ultimately lacked the firepower to stay afloat. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 88 – Beijing Ducks 101: Marbury Torments Shanghai As Sharks Losing Streak Continues.”
It’s now time for an always feisty showdown between China’s two biggest cities. The trouble is, the Beijing Ducks happen to be the defending CBA champions and are easily among the best teams in the league. Not good timing for an ailing home side methinks.
The Beijing Ducks got their CBA winners rings infront of their sold-out home crowd and then promptly went to work on their visiting rivals from the south. Randolph Morris was a continual problem for the Sharks throughout the game and the centre helped himself to 23 points that came mostly from close range surges into the paint. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 78 – Beijing Ducks 94: Arenas Suffers First Quarter Injury As Sharks Get Dismantled”
The first game in the 2012/13 Chinese Basketball Association season is a big one and a suitably feisty derby encounter should hopefully set the tempo for both teams’ campaigns from now until the play-offs start in March. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Beijing Ducks”
With a playoff spot already booked, the Sharks came to Beijing knowing that the clash with their traditional rivals would go a long way to determining where Shanghai would finish in the playoff posistions. Yet come game time, it quickly became apparent that this wasn’t going to be the Sharks’ lucky day and a sensational burst of long-range shooting from the Ducks was enough to put the visitors on the back foot for long enough for Beijing to build up an insurmountable lead.
With a reasonable amount of time still left in the balloting, why not vote for Shanghai’s Zhang Zhaoxu, Liu Wei or Mike Harris to feature in the ‘South’ team for the upcoming CBA All-Star game. The trio are among the forty players that can be selected from the Southern clubs in the CBA for the league’s showcase event that will be held in Guangzhou on the weekend of February 18th/19th. Continue reading “CBA All-Star Voting: Vote Now For Harris, Zhang and Liu”
The city of Shanghai got exactly what it wanted this Christmas as it’s basketball team defeated the Beijing Ducks in a gritty, compelling match that saw both sides have their chances to win the game.