February 10, 2018
The semifinals started on Saturday and the stars came to play in a highly anticipated matchup. Breanna Stewart and Shanghai took the early lead at home, but Beijing relied on Sylvia Fowles for offense again as they left with an 81-65 win. Guangdong was without Glory Johnson, which allowed Jonquel Jones to control the paint as Shanxi won 73-62. A two week break will now be taken for New Year’s as the two top seeds will have a chance to advance by winning the next two games at home.
Shanghai vs. Beijing 65-81 SH Stewart 21/9r Peng 18 Huang 12 BJ Fowles 28/20r Shao 17/6r Gao 17
Guangdong vs. Shanxi 62-73 GD Huang 19 Zhang 18/7r Li 10/13r SX Jones 26/22r Wu 15 Wu 14