Xinjiang team played Shanxi at home in the last round. Under the leadership of Adams, they quickly established a double-digit leading edge, and at the end of half-time, they led their opponents by 66-49 points. However, Shanxis performance in this campaign was unusually stubborn, and several times in the second half, it narrowed the score gap to only 7 points behind. Adams and Abdul Salamays final offensive, for the team to lock in the victory. In the end, Xinjiang defeated Shanxi 114-101, ending two consecutive defeats.
Adams is currently ranked in the league table with 39.5 points per game. In the last game, he reappeared the character of a scoring maniac, slashing 51 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Franklin in Sichuan is the same big-bag approach, contributing 34.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. The technical characteristics of the two core small foreign aid are similar. They will break through their opponentsdefences by virtue of their respective abilities.
Hadadi VS Thompson
Both sidesinside and outside aid belong to the blue collar players who are stronger than offense. Comparing with Thompson, he is younger, has better moving speed and athletic ability. With his second offense under the basket and ability of shooting, he has delivered 22 points in the field. Haddards offensive end has declined obviously since he joined this season, and only 5 points in the last game of 9-2 shooting. The season average of 11 points is far from 20.1 points or even 25 points when he was in Sichuan. In this campaign, Hadadi can not effectively kill the opponents inside line, and Xinjiangs outside line will face greater defensive pressure.
The two teams have fought 14 times in history, and Xinjiang has won 9-5. Xinjiang defeated Sichuan 118-109 in the first round of the regular season.
It is anticipated that both sides will start first:
Xinjiang: Sun Tonglin, Li Gen, Yu Changdong, Adams, Zhou Yixiang