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China News Service, April 23. On the evening of the 22nd, the semi-finals of the CBA playoffs continued. Guangdong, which easily won the first game, competed with Shandong in the second round.
Zhao Rui of the Guangdong team scored 29 points efficiently and helped the team beat Shandong 118:112 and advanced to the finals with a total score of 2:0.
Since the foreign aid Ma Shang’s Achilles tendon ruptured and missed the field, local player Zhao Rui has become the core of the Guangdong team.
In the first round against Shandong, Zhao Rui scored 26 points. In this game, he scored a career-high 29 points in a single playoff game.
Especially in the stalemate stage of the first half, Zhao Rui stepped forward to help the team gain a lead.
It is also worth mentioning that Zhao Rui scored 25+ in two consecutive playoffs, and has scored 25+ in 4 playoffs in his career. He is tied with Zhou Peng for the fifth place among local players in Guangdong team history.
He also became the second local defender to block at least 3 blocks in a single game in the playoffs of this century since Sun Yue.
The other semi-finals of the CBA this season will be played between the Liaoning team and the Zhejiang team.
In the first round, the Liaoning team won 119:103. The second round of the contest between the two sides will be held on the evening of the 23rd.
This season's CBA finals will begin on April 27, still adopting a three-match two-win system.