Competition Venue: Dongguan bank Basketball Center
TV broadcast: CCTV5, Guangdong Sports
In the CBA preseason held in October, Guangdong team won 2-1, 88-109 to Zhejiang, 84-60 to Tianjin, 111-109 to Xinjiang; Liaoning team won 3 games, 93-80 to Jilin, 87-77 to Tongxi, 98-96 to Qingdao. Both sides of the preseason have retained their strength to some extent, with Yi Jianlian from Guangdong, Guo Allen from Liaoning and Han Dejun not playing.
Liaoning team was second in the regular season with 38 wins and 8 losses last season, but after losing Han Dejun, they were lack of competitiveness in the playoffs against strong rivals, and finally ranked third after Xinjiang. This season, Liaoning team signed former NBA star Stephenson while renewing the contract of inside and outside aid buss. Guo Shiqiang will lead the team to make a comeback and challenge the defending champion Guangdong team in the opening battle.
Wilms vs Stephenson
WIMS, who is tall and strong, swayed in position 3-4 and became a powerful tool for Guangdong team. Last season, he averaged 23.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists. In the two preseason games won by Guangdong this year, despite his limited playing time, Williams still handed in the data of 12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 18 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists.
The joining of former NBA star Stephenson is the main personnel change of Liaoning team during the off-season. From the performance of the warm-up and pre-season, he showed his technical comprehensiveness in the front line position, in addition to scoring and rebounding advantages, he can effectively organize the tandem team. In his two full preseason games, Stephenson contributed 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 27 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists respectively.
Yi Jianlian vs Guo Allen
Despite not appearing in the preseason, Yi Jianlian and Guo Allens performances over the years are obvious to all. Yi Jianlian, who has been playing in CBA for the 14th season, is still in good condition. Last season, his playing time dropped to 28.1 minutes, with the data still averaging 22.1 points and 9.8 rebounds. In this years mens Basketball World Cup, Allianz ranks first in the team in terms of average score, rebounds, shooting percentage and three-point percentage, which will impact on Liaonings internal defense.
Guo Allen scored 23.6 points, 5.8 assists and 1.9 steals for Liaoning team last season. He played an important role in both the attack sorting of positional war and the personal assault in the process of attack defense conversion. In the mens Basketball World Cup, he became the assist king of China team with 3.8 assists per game, and Guo Allen, who returns to CBA, will continue to show his skill. History of hand over: the two teams have played 73 times in history, with Guangdong team winning 41 and losing 32. Last season, the two sides met twice in the regular season. Liaoning won 106-103 at home in Guangdong, and Guangdong beat Liaoning 107-94 after returning to home. It is expected that the two sides will start first: Guangdong: Yi Jianlian, Ren Junfei, WEIMS, Zhao Rui, Hu Mingxuan Liaoning: Han Dejun, Li Xiaoxu, Stephenson, Gao Shiyan, Zhao Jiwei. This source: Netease sports Author: a Yong, editor in charge: Yang Shaobo, nbjs9141
History of hand over:
The two teams played 73 times in history, and Guangdong team won 41 wins and 32 losses. Last season, the two sides met twice in the regular season. Liaoning won 106-103 at home in Guangdong, and Guangdong beat Liaoning 107-94 after returning to home.
It is expected that the two parties will deliver first:
Guangdong: Yi Jianlian, Ren Junfei, WEIMS, Zhao Rui, Hu Mingxuan
Liaoning: Han Dejun, Li Xiaoxu, Stephenson, Gao Shiyan, Zhao Jiwei