Wang Zirui (R), Beijing Royal Fighters, competes against Shirelijan Muxtar, Xinjiang Flying Tigers basketball, during the quarterfinal match at the 2019-2020 Chinese Basketball Association league in Qingdao (east China’s Shandong Province), Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
QINGDAO (China), Aug. 3, (Xinhua). — On Monday, the Beijing Royal Fighters were defeated by the Xinjiang Flying Tigers basketball team 103 to 91 in the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs. They reached the semifinals.
Beijing took a six point lead over Beijing in the first quarter. However, Xinjiang reduced the gap to one point at quarter’s end.
After a quarter of scoring drought, both sides were able to score in the next quarter. The flying tigers basketball team managed to take a two point advantage into the second period.
Xiralijan Mohtar buried four 3-pointers in the third quarter, helping Xinjiang to take a nine point lead.
Even though center Zhou Qi was restrained with five fouls in the final quarter, the flying Tigers basketball held a lead of about 10 points to the end.
Zhou scored a team record 27 points and had 12 rebounds. Xiralijan was second with 21 points, while Fan Ziming finished CNR Basketball with 12 points.
Fogg scored a game-high 31 points for the Royal Fighters’ team. Arnett Moultrie had 14 points and 16 rebound, Wang Zirui, Zhang Fan each had 12 points.
Xinjiang will be fighting with the winners of the Liaoning Flying Leopards vs Zhejiang Gold Bulls semifinals. Enditem
Xinjiang Flying Tigers Basketball Cruise Past Shanghai Sharks
QINGDAO (China), July 1, (Xinhua — Five players scored more than 10 points and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers basketball team won a resounding 108-77 win over the Shanghai Sharks in Wednesday’s Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
The bottom-placed Bayi Rockets defeated Xinjiang on Tuesday. However, second-ranked Xinjiang did not repeat its mistakes in the match against Shanghai. The game started at 17-4 with Zhou Qi’s 12 points and Fan Ziming’s 12 points. They led 32-12 by the end of the second quarter.
Shanghai was slow in attacks because its leading scorers Li Gen was injured and it was not possible to score. The game was called a contest and ended before the half was over. Xinjiang maintained a 20-point advantage in the first half and grew the gap to 30 in the second.
The only loss for Xinjiang came from Yu Changdong, a forward of 207 cm. He was injured in his brow after a clash with Cai Liang (Shanghai) two minutes into the first quarter. There is no information as to whether Yu will miss the Nanjing Monkey Kings’ next game on Friday.