Hosts Shandong into final for 1st time

2009-10-28 18:11 BJT

In the other semi final, hosts Shandong took on Jiangsu, in front of their home crowd.

Former NBA center Menk Bateer led the hosts to a good opening. Shandong led 23 15 at the end of the first quarter.
Facing Shandong's tight defence, Jiangsu side Tang Zhengdong and Yi Li combined for 13 points.

Into the second quarter, Bateer also scored from outside, his three pointer to increase their lead to two digits.

Jiangsu's Meng Da was in great form, his three pointer into the basket to make a 8 0 run in the 3rd quarter.

At the crucial moment, a three pointer from Bateer solid their lead to 10 points.

In the last quarter, Shandong went on a surge and produced a 16 0 run to lead 77 54.

And they carried on their momentum to take the game, to step into the final for the first time in history, where they will fight for the championship against powerhouse Guangdong.

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