• Beijing Ducks Claims First-Ever CBA Title

    Beijing Ducks Claims First-Ever CBA Title

    Beijing Ducks players celebrate their first-ever CBA title after beating defending Guangdong Hongyuan in the best-of-seven final series in Beijing on Friday.  [Photo\Xinhua] BEIJING – Beijing Ducks, led by former NBA star Stephon Marbury who notched game-high 41 points on Friday night, clinched their first-ever title of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league. Edging defending champions Guangdong Hongyuan 124-121 at home, Beijing […]

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  • Lee Hsueh-Lin May Finally Get Some Rest

    Lee Hsueh-Lin May Finally Get Some Rest

    With nobody else able to help Stephon Marbury run the show, Beijing’s Lee Hsueh-lin has played 238 out of a possible 240 minutes the last five games. Quick, other than Stephon Marbury and Randolph Morris, who has been Beijing’s most valuable player this season? If you took a poll, either of the Ducks’ rookie soon-to-be National Team training camp combo, […]

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  • Guangdong Southern Tigers Beats Beijing To Close Gap To 2-1

    Guangdong Southern Tigers Beats Beijing To Close Gap To 2-1

    Brooks Aaron (183-PG-85, college: Oregon) had 30 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists as Guangdong blew out Beijing 111-93. Beijing still leads the CBA finals 2 games to 1. Guangdong needed to win this home game to stay in contention. Zhu Fangyu had 26 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks for Guangdong. James Singleton had 21 points and […]

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  • 2012 CBA Finals Preview

    2012 CBA Finals Preview

    The best CBA Finals ever? With two hours away from Game 1′s tip-off, it’s obviously tough to answer that question. Most anticipated CBA Finals ever? Now that’s something we can answer more definitively. Yes, yes and yes. Yes, 18,000 times over. With tickets in such high demand this Beijing-Guangdong match-up, the league agreed to take tonight’s opening game out of […]

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  • Ducks Fever: Game 1 Sells Out In Eight Minutes

    Ducks Fever: Game 1 Sells Out In Eight Minutes

    With demand so high in Beijing for the Ducks’ first ever Finals game, the team and the league elected to hold Wednesday’s Game 1 at the MasterCard Center (aka Wukesong Arena). Saying its an upgrade from Shougang Gymnasium would be like comparing NBA 2K12 on PlayStation 3 to the original Pong: Originally built for the 2008 Bejing Olympics, the stadium […]

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  • Beijing-Shanxi Game 5 Postponed To Sunday

    Beijing-Shanxi Game 5 Postponed To Sunday

    For all you people looking forward to tonight’s do-or-die Game 5 in Beijing, and for all of you ticket-holders who have been filling up your empty water bottles the past three days, here’s some bad news (translated from the CBA’s official website): In order to ensure league safety, Game 5 of the 2011-2012 CBA semi-finals between Beijing and Shanxi has been […]

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  • Beijing And Shanxi Ties Up Semifinals Series At 2-2

    Beijing And Shanxi Ties Up Semifinals Series At 2-2

    An intense and hard fought Game 4 was won in Taiyuan by Shanxi, setting up a do-or-die Game 5 on Wednesday night in Beijing — the first time in CBA history that a semi-finals series has ever gone the distance. However, Shanxi’s big win and the exciting development that it set up was marred by the behavior of their fans, […]

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  • CBA Semi-Finals Round Two

    CBA Semi-Finals Round Two

    Shanxi – 123 @ Beijing – 132 After delaying his own scoring until the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s Game 1 loss at Shanxi, Stephon Marbury made his point early and often in Game 2 to lead Beijing to a decisive victory that was much more dominant than the final score indicated. Aggressive from the start, Marbury scored 25 points […]

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  • 2011-2012 NiuBBall Awards

    2011-2012 NiuBBall Awards

    It’s a most wonderful time to be a basketball fan in China: While the NBA season continues post-All Star break and the NCAA’s big boys are starting up their conference tournaments, we China folk are three weeks into our own Chinese Basketball Association’s post-season. With two excellent semi-finals match-ups getting ready for Game 2 tonight, we here have plenty to […]

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  • Lin-Sanity? China’s Mad For Marbury

    Lin-Sanity? China’s Mad For Marbury

    Jeremy Lin was a bench-warmer for the New York Knicks before he became an NBA sensation. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Knicks reject Stephon Marbury is tearing up the Chinese league. While “Lin-sanity” is now known across the globe, in China it’s competing with “Marbury madness” after the Brooklyn native led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese […]

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