January 14, 2017
The game itself was not the focus on Saturday as Shanghai beat Shao Ting and Beijing 70-62. Both teams were locked into their seeds for the playoffs as the top seven teams will have a long break before the quarterfinals begin. Guangdong left Henan winless 83-53 as a once promising season for the visitors looks like it could come to an end quickly.
Shanghai vs. Beijing 70-62 SH Huang 17 Jiao 16 Zhang 14/7r Xun 14/6r BJ Shao 20 Liu 11/6s
Guangdong vs. Henan 83-53 GD Huang 19/7r Li 17/11r Leuchanka 10/10r HA Fu 9 Zhang 8
Standings: Beijing 10-2, Shanghai 8-4, Guangdong 6-6, Henan 0-12
Shenyang kept their hopes of a better seed alive and made sure Shanxi would be in the playoff for the final quarterfinal place as Jin Jiabao and Li Meng led them to a 90-71 win. Xinjiang clamped down in the other game and rode the minimum number of players to a 103-86 win over Bayi to take the valued fifth seed. Glory Johnson was relied on while she was in the game and then Peng Shiqing and Wang Lili made sure that the hosts could not take over the lead. Zhang Liting and Sun Mengran led the way for the military team, which still moves on directly to the postseason.
Shenyang vs. Shanxi 90-71 SY Jin 25 Li 20 Zhao 19 Gu 11/8r SN Wei 15/6r Wu 15 Huang 12/8r Young 10/7r Wu 10
Bayi vs. Xinjiang 86-103 81 Zhang 23/7r Sun 22 Wang 17 Pan 15 XJ Johnson 28/15r Peng 25/9a Wang 22/7r Hua 18/11r Dilana 10
Standings: Xinjiang 9-3, Shenyang 8-4, Bayi 5-7, Shanxi 2-10
Cao Liqing and Heilongjiang beat Sichuan 62-53 as they plan for their two big games later in the week. It was one more show for the fans in Liaoning as Kelsey Bone was unstoppable in a 96-92 win. Cao Junwei and Yang Hengyu led Shandong, which acquitted itself nicely in the final stage of the season.
Sichuan vs. Heilongjiang 53-62 SC Yang 18/6r Gong 18 Guo 10/9r HL Cao 22/12r Zhang 18/7r Ji 17/13r
Liaoning vs. Shandong 96-92 LN Bone 46/10r Wang 13 Liu 10 SD Cao 21 Yang HY 20/8r An 17/10r Yang XJ 15
Standings: Heilongjiang 10-2, Liaoning 8-4, Sichuan 4-8, Shandong 2-10