January 19, 2016
Placements were already decided heading into the final day of games. Elizabeth Cambage encountered no resistance from Beijing as she led Shanghai to a 79-64 win. An absence of foreign players in the other game let the domestic players thrive in advance of the playoffs. Hua Linwang, Wang Lili, and Zhang Xiaoni led Xinjiang to an 86-80 win over Zhu Lin, Huang Sijin, and Guangdong.
Shanghai vs. Beijing 79-64 SH Cambage 31/12r Li 11 BJ Sun 18 Shao 12
Xinjiang vs. Guangdong 86-80 XJ Hua 25/8r Wang 22/6r Zhang 20/8r GD Zhu 23/8r Huang 2/10
Standings: Xinjiang 9-3, Beijing 7-5, Shanghai 6-6, Guangdong 2-10
A battle between teams appearing to be more focused on the playoffs saw Shenyang beat Shanxi 68-58. Bayi jumped into second place with an 89-69 win over Liaoning as the visitors seemed more preoccupied with their critical upcoming series for the last spot in the championship playoffs.
Shenyang vs. Shanxi 68-58 SY Zhao 16/8r Jin 16/6r SN Wu 12 Moore 8
Bayi vs. Liaoning 89-69 81 Sun MX 17/7r Sun MR 16/9r LN Liang 14 Han 12 Braxton 6
Standings: Shenyang 10-2, Bayi 6-6, Shanxi 6-6, Liaoning 2-10
Jiangsu edged Heilongjiang 70-67 as both teams start thinking about what they need to do to keep their clubs in the league next season. Henan may have been preparing for the series to determine the final entrant into the playoffs, but they were clearly still trying to win as Huang Pinzhen and Cheyenne Parker played heavy minutes in an 84-80 loss to Shandong.
Jiangsu vs. Heilongjiang 70-67 JS Li 14 Sun 11 HL Ji 19/10r Zhang 19/7r
Henan vs. Shandong 80-84 HA Huang 23/7r Parker 19/9r SD Yu 16 Yang 13 An 13
Standings: Henan 10-2, Jiangsu 7-5, Shandong 5-7, Heilongjiang 2-10