China News Service, Beijing, March 22. With the Shandong team defeating the Guangdong team 111:110 in overtime, the 2021-2022 CBA league regular season ended on the evening of the 22nd.
The Liaoning team with 32 wins and 6 losses won the regular season championship again after 6 years, which is also the second time in its team history that it has won this honor.
The defending champion Guangdong team ranked fifth, missing the top four in the regular season for the first time in nearly 20 years.
The Xinjiang team missed the playoffs for the first time in nearly seven years.
The top 12 teams in the regular season this season are: Liaoning, Zhejiang Guangsha, Shanghai, Zhejiang Chouzhou Jinzu, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Beijing Shougang, Guangzhou, Shanxi, Jilin, Shandong, Tianjin, these 12 teams are also will compete in the next playoffs.
Beijing Enterprises, Xinjiang, Qingdao, Sichuan, Fujian, Jiangsu, Ningbo and Nanjing ranked 13-20.
In the regular season of this season, "two ups and two downs" has attracted the most attention.
The "two incidents" are impressive: the Shanghai team, which missed the playoffs in the first two seasons, "turned over the salted fish" and entered the top three; the Tianjin team, once known as "Tianjin fish belly", entered the postseason again after 8 years This is the second time in team history that it has qualified for the playoffs.
"Two Falls" is a sigh of relief.
Yi Jianlian, the core of the former team who returned from injury, was greatly reduced in strength. The defending champion and 11 champion Guangdong team not only lacked the domineering domineering this season, but also lost both Liaoning and Zhejiang Guangsha, ranking 26 wins and 12 losses. The fifth place in the regular season suffered the worst record in nearly 20 years.
After winning the championship in the 2016-2017 season, the Xinjiang team established its strong position in the CBA league.
However, this season, the Xinjiang team, which has entered the "post-Zhou Qi era", has fallen sharply, ranking 14th with 18 wins and 20 losses, and missed the playoffs for the first time in the past 7 years.
The end of the regular season means that the more competitive playoffs are coming.
The CBA League issued an announcement on the 22nd that the 2021-2022 CBA League playoffs will be held in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province from April 1, but the announcement has not yet announced the schedule and relevant rules of the playoffs this season.
According to past practice, the top four in the regular season will directly enter the quarterfinals of the playoffs, and the 5th-12th in the regular season will have a cross-elimination match, and the winner will occupy the other four quarterfinals.
According to the regular season rankings, both the Liaoning team and the Guangdong team will be in the top half of the playoffs, which also means that if nothing else, the two strongest teams recognized as the CBA league will meet in advance in the semifinals. The finals of the season are destined to not be staged again for the hegemony of Liaoning and Guangdong.
Affected by the epidemic, the schedule of the CBA playoffs in the first two seasons was compressed. The first two rounds (12 in 8, 8 in 4) were all decided the outcome, and the semi-finals and finals adopted a best-of-three system.
It was previously reported that the playoffs this season is expected to increase the number of games.