February 24, 2018
After a two week break for New Year celebrations, the playoffs resumed with the top two seeds looking to build their advantage at home. Shao Ting and Beijing did so fairly easily, beating Breanna Stewart and Shanghai 85-62. The other game was much more dramatic. Guangdong got Glory Johnson back from national team duty and she teamed up with Huang Sijing to force overtime, but Jonquel Jones carried Shanxi again, putting in an insane effort to get the 88-84 win. Both home teams can now sweep on Monday as they look to avoid having to hit the road again.
Beijing vs. Shanghai 85-62 BJ Shao 20/8r Gao 19 Shi 17 Fowles 14/13r SH Stewart 21/8r Xun 10
Beijing leads series 2-0
Shanxi vs. Guangdong 88-84(OT) SX Jones 42/22r Wu 16/7a Yu 11 GD Johnson 25/11r Huang 23/11r Shen 12
Shanxi leads series 2-0