The Shandong team staged a remarkable comeback to hand the Shanxi team its first defeat in the CBA Summer League. Ge Zhaobaokong delivered an impressive performance with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Jia Cheng contributed 26 points.
In a thrilling match that took place on July 11, the Shandong team emerged victorious with a score of 96-86, securing their second consecutive win. On the other hand, the Shanxi team suffered their first loss.
The Shandong team showcased their offensive prowess with five players scoring in double figures. Jia Cheng led the charge with 26 points, while Tao Hanlin and Gao Shiyan both chipped in with 11 points. Ge Zhaobaokong displayed an impressive double-double performance, recording 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The game’s score throughout the four quarters was as follows: 21-27, 25-19, 32-23, and 18-17 in favor of the Shandong team. Key contributors for the Shandong team were Jiao Hailong with 19 points and 8 rebounds, Liu Yi with 13 points and 4 rebounds, Gao Shiyan with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists, Tao Hanlin with 11 points and 3 rebounds, and Chen Peidong with 4 points and 6 assists.
For the Shanxi team, Ge Zhaobao led the team with 23 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Jia Hao with 17 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. Wang Ruheng contributed 16 points and 5 assists, Xing Zhiqiang added 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Luan Licheng scored 11 points and 2 rebounds.
The Shanxi team took an early lead, thanks to their victory over the Guangdong team the previous day. However, the Shandong team quickly closed the gap with Liu Yi’s 3-pointer, only to be countered by Xing Zhiqiang’s immediate response. The first quarter concluded with the Shanxi team leading 27-21.
In the second quarter, Jia Cheng of the Shandong team made several consecutive scores, but the Shanxi team’s Ge Zhaobao responded with aggressive attacks and scoring, helping his team tally 31 points. However, with a minute left before halftime, Liu Yi and Gao Shiyan scored three consecutive points, allowing the Shandong team to equalize the score at 46.
As both teams entered the third quarter with all their main players, the Shandong team demonstrated their might. Tao Hanlin’s inside hook shot and subsequent 2+1 play, along with Liu Yi’s 3-pointer, helped the Shandong team take the lead. Despite Jia Hao’s successful three-pointer, bringing his team within two points, he also accumulated five fouls. Tao Hanlin continued to apply pressure on the inside, scoring seven points in the quarter, joined by Jia Cheng’s three-pointer, allowing the Shandong team to regain a 7-point advantage. The third quarter ended with the Shandong team leading 78-69.
In the final quarter, the Shandong team asserted their dominance, consistently expanding their lead to 10 points. The Shanxi team fought back, with Ge Zhaobao scoring inside, but his fifth foul limited his impact. In the end, the Shandong team emerged victorious with a final score of 96-86, securing their second consecutive win, while the Shanxi team suffered their first defeat.
The starting lineup for the Shanxi team consisted of Wang Ruheng, Luan Licheng, Jia Hao, Ge Zhaobao, and Xing Zhiqiang. On the other hand, the Shandong team began with Chen Peidong, Tao Hanlin, Jiao Hailong, Liu Yi, and Gao Shiyan.
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