China News Agency, Beijing, April 19th. The 2020-2021 season CBA League ended the quarter-finals of the playoffs in Zhuji, Zhejiang on the 19th.
The Xinjiang team became the only team among the top four in the regular season to stop in the quarter-finals, and the Zhejiang team entered the semi-finals of the playoffs for the first time in its team history.
In the semi-finals, Guangdong and Shandong, Liaoning and Zhejiang will fight each other.
As the top four of the regular season went directly to the quarter-finals of the playoffs, the quarter-finals held from the 18th to the 19th became the first appearances of the four teams of Guangdong, Liaoning, Zhejiang and Xinjiang in the playoffs.
Compared with the expected results of the first round of the playoffs, in the 4 quarter-finals, in addition to Zhejiang team's easy victory over Qingdao team, the other 3 games were suspenseful. The points difference were all within 10 points, and the winners and losses were all within 10 points. Between millimetres.
In the first Beijing-Guangdong battle, the Beijing team, which had been in a downturn during the regular season, almost let the "ten champions" Guangdong team go home.
In this campaign, the Beijing team was in the leading position for most of the time, and the Guangdong team was able to win by 1 point (104:103) with the help of the last quarter.
The Xinjiang team and Shandong team, ranked fourth and fifth respectively in the regular season, also brought a close match.
In the first half, Xinjiang team fell behind by 1 point at 57:58. The third quarter went over by 79:77, but it fell short in the fourth quarter and was out of the game by 4 points (101:105), breaking out the first two rounds of the playoffs. A little unpopular.
The Xinjiang team reached the top in the 2016-2017 season and became the sixth championship team in CBA history.
However, in the past three seasons, the Xinjiang team has experienced a decline, from the runner-up in the 2018-2019 season, to the semi-finals of the 2019-2020 season, to the quarter-finals this season.
In recent years, the Xinjiang team, which has repeatedly issued declarations to win the championship again, is fading away from the championship.
When the Guangdong team's best foreign aid Ma Shang missed the playoffs due to injury, the Liaoning team became the team with the highest voice to win the championship.
But in this season, the biggest "suffer" of the Liaoning team is the opponent Guangsha team in the quarter-finals.
In the regular season, the two sides have faced each other twice, and the Guangsha team double-killed the Liaoning team.
This time when they met in the playoffs, the Guangsha team led 52:44 in the first half, but failed to keep the victory in the second half. The Liaoning team succeeded in "revenge" with 105:98.
The Zhejiang team became the last team to advance to the semi-finals on the evening of the 19th.
In the competition with the Qingdao team, the Zhejiang team led by 31:17 in the first quarter, and by the end of the third quarter it had led by 36 points (96:60).
In the fourth quarter, which was reduced to "garbage time", the somewhat slack Zhejiang team gave the opponents the opportunity to chase points, but still won the final victory with 111:98.
Wu Qian, who has just won the regular season MVP, fully proves that he deserves this honor.
In this campaign, he scored a game-high 36 points and 12 assists, becoming the biggest contributor to the Zhejiang team's victory.
As the second youngest team in the CBA league, the Zhejiang team has created its best record (third) in the regular season this season, and now it is also the first time among the semi-finals of the playoffs.
The semi-finals of the CBA playoffs this season will be played on 3 matches and 2 wins on April 20-25.
In the two semi-finals, the Zhejiang team against the Liaoning team is more anticipated.
In the quarter-finals of last season's playoffs, the Zhejiang team missed the semifinals because of a 123:127 loss to the Liaoning team.
At that time, the battle between the two national players Guo Ailun and Wu Qian for China's "first guard" became a highlight-Zhejiang team Wu Qian scored a game-high 48 points and contributed 3 rebounds and 5 assists; Guo Ailun won Liaoning. The team's highest of 35 points and 8 assists, both of them demonstrated the quality of China's top guards with amazing performances.