Description: BD Vs GST Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Guangdong handed their first defeat in over a month to throw open the first semi-final in the league
Nobody had envisaged the set of events which ended up unravelling in the second round of the first semi-final in CBA 2019-20. With Guangdong Southern Tigers making an advent into the affair with a 1-0 lead in their kitty, many had envisioned the second tie of the double-header to be nothing else but a second straight win for the league leaders.
It was a narrative the side had seen peddled out in its favour owing to rigours hardwork ingrained in place since the return of the league. Without a win in over a month, the first placed side in the points tally had registered over 20 successive wins, a side which was torching its way towards the glistening trophy.
When you have such solid form engulfing you, there is little doubt of you advancing from the semi-final without any qualms. Its what made Guangdong’s 90-86 defeat to Beijing Ducks all the more surprising with the side stunned to a shocking result, one which sees them needing to for the first time in months, introspect on what went wrong for them on the day.
BD Vs GST Dream11 Probable Winner
Showing their mettle in the bygone clash to restore parity in the series, Beijing Ducks showed that they are more than capable of challenging any side in the league. However, the win was a closely contested and hard fought one, a far from convincing result which saw Guangdong show why they are the first placed side in the league.
And they should be back at their imperious best today, functioning like the complete unit they are regarded as to move closer towards the prestigious title.
Probable Playing 5
Rui, Hu, Yi, Zhao, Zhang
Chou, Liu, Taruike, Duang, Zhang
Match: Guangdong Vs Beijing Ducks Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 8th August, Saturday: 5:30pm
Venue: Arena, Beijing
- Sonny: 40 Points
- Fang: 28 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Sonny: 18 Rebounds
- Lin: 8 Rebounds
Beijing Ducks Vs Guangdong: 90-86
Dream 11 Picks
25 points and 6 rebounds for Jeremy Lin saw him once again shoulder the brunt of scoring field points for the side. And with a high and healthy conversion rate, both in the floating jump shots and when it comes to dropping triples, the versatile and well endowed Lin is too good an option to let slip of today.
Chou Yi-Hsiang will partner him up with the two capable of moving in unison and manifesting a string of points for the club. The league leaders meanwhile will be represented by Xu Jie with the player capable of heralding his way a bevy of points right from outside the cusp of the circle.
He might feature only in a measly amount of minutes today but that doesn’t deter us for opting from Xiaohui Wang for the forthcoming contest. The player more than justifies his 6 credit price tag with him capable of lining up the reverse scoops and alleyoops for the side.
He’s spearheaded Guangdong’s challenge towards the summit clash and Sonny Weems came up with yet another pinch perfect showing the last time around. Despite his side surprisingly faltering for the first time in a long time, Weems was at his impeccable best, grabbing the game by the scruff of its neck to drop 28 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds.
Zhou Peng shot 15 and lunged onto the 7 rebounds as well to be on the end of the second chance points for the side to make him Weems partner for the forthcoming scrimmage.
Ekpe Udoh ended up as the game winner for Beijing Ducks the last time around. While his 23 points were more than enough to make him our pick for the clash, the 13 rebounds he accrued were more important with his ability to occult attempted shots his way helping his side curb an unstoppable Guangdong attack.
Su Wei ended up with 5 points and 5 rebounds for himself the last time with his endeavours as a substitute making him our final pick for the impending scrimmage.
The nonchalant ease with which Weems has coaxed his way the double-doubles mean he was our only consideration as the star player while Udoh is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Lin, Jie, Chou, Wang, Weems, Peng, Udoh, Wei
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