China News Agency, Beijing, April 16, 117:116!
After a thrilling performance, a closely watched game finally showed an unexpected result. The Liaoning team won the third round of the Liaoning-Guangdong battle through overtime and advanced to the finals ahead of schedule.
The Guangdong team, which was in a sluggish state this season, missed the fourth consecutive championship.
The 2021-2022 season CBA playoff semi-finals will be held in the third round of the semi-finals on the evening of the 16th.
The Liaoning team, who led 2-0 in the first two rounds, will advance in advance if they win another game.
However, under the strong counterattack of the Guangdong team, the victory of the Liaoning team was not easy to come by, and it could even be called a resurrection.
At the beginning of the campaign, the Guangdong team, who had no way out, played more proactively, leading by 8 points at 33:25 in the first quarter.
At the beginning of the second quarter, the Liaoning team once narrowed the score gap to 4 points (34:38) by virtue of the inside force, but Zhao Rui made three consecutive points and led the Guangdong team to lead the Guangdong team by 58:48 at the end of the first half. point.
In the second half, the competition between the two sides became fierce, and the Liaoning team accelerated the pace of chasing points, but the Guangdong team firmly grasped the initiative and still led 85:76 in the third quarter.
In the last quarter, the Guangdong team once led by 13 points with 94:81.
Just when the outside world thought that the Guangdong team would pull back a game, the Liaoning team suddenly broke out and achieved a go-ahead two minutes before the end. In the end, after entering overtime with 104:104, they won a thrilling 117:116, not only a three-game winning streak. Advance to the finals ahead of schedule, and achieved a five-game sweep (plus a regular-season double play) against the defending champion Guangdong team this season.
In this campaign, Liaoning team star Guo Ailun contributed 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, but his performance at critical moments and the value on the court are far from what the data can measure.
Zhang Zhenlin scored 33 points and 8 rebounds. The second-year rookie has grown into a pillar of the Liaoning team.
Zhao Rui, who scored 18 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds, became the core of the Guangdong team in this campaign.
Big brother Yi Jianlian performed mediocre, scoring only 5 points and 5 rebounds.
As the "Eleven Crown Champion" of the CBA and the winner of three consecutive championships in the first three seasons, Guangdong's "Hongyuan Dynasty" was once indestructible.
But there are no winning generals in the arena, and the replacement of the king is also inevitable for the development of CBA.
I hope that this Liaoning-Guangdong battle is the starting point for the Guangdong team to build a new era, and it is also the beginning of the golden age for the Liaoning team.
On the 17th, this season's CBA playoffs will have another semi-final competition. The Zhejiang Guangsha team will play the Shanghai team for the third time.
The Guangsha team with superior overall strength has won two consecutive victories and was expected to follow the example of Liaoning to advance to the finals with three consecutive victories. Missed the rest of the playoffs.
The impact of Hu Jinqiu's absence on the Guangsha team is beyond doubt, and it also brings new suspense to the next semi-final.