A mid-table clash takes place between Fujian Sturgeons and Jilin Northeast Tigers on Tuesday at 9:30 AM IST.
The second phase of the season began well for both the teams as they started off with wins. Sturgeons won a good close game against Fly Dragons by 121-108 while the tigers defeated Sichuan Blue Whales by 97-85.
Fujian Sturgeons start this game in 12th place and even though they are playing the 7th placed team in the Jilin North East Tigers, they would fancy their chances as they beat a higher ranked team in the previous game.
Teams: Fujian Sturgeons vs Jilin Northeast Tigers
Match Timing: June 23, @ 09:30 AM
Both the teams are fortunate on the injury front and have a full squad to choose from and no injuries to hamper their selection.
For the Fujian Sturgeons, Wang Zhelin was the star in the previous game as scored 37 points to go with his 15 rebounds. Ty Lawson too was in sublime form with 36 points to go with his 11 assists. Both are key in their positions and are expected to impact the game
For the Jilin Northeast Tigers, Jiang Yuxing was on top of his game with 23 points and was ably supported by Cut Jinming with 16 points and 5 assists. Dai Huaibo made an impact too with 25 points and 4 assists to go with his 4 rebounds.
Fujian Sturgeons – Jianghuai Li (PG), Ming-Yu Liu (SG), Chen Linjian (SF), Long-Mao Hu (PF), Zhelin Wang (C)
Jilin Northeast Tigers – Jinming Cui (PG), Degao Kong (SG), Jiang Yuxing (SF), Cheng Zhong (PF), Huaibo Dai (C)
Fujian Sturgeons squad – Ty Lawson, Mingzhi Xu, Kamiran Sidikejiang, Zhelin Wang, He Zhongda, Ming-Yu Liu, Yacai Xie, Fei Cao, Chen Linjian, Yichao Huang, Chenhao Diao, Runfeng Wang, Zhe Sun, Jianghuai Li, Tang Jie, Long-Mao Hu, Sun Chunpeng
Jilin Northeast Tigers squad – Ming Lian, Fu Bowen, YuBo Xia, Huaibo Dai, Ang Lee, Cheng Zhong, Biao Zhang, Entong Zhu, Degao Kong, Weizhe Jiang, Jinming Cui, Tianyi Liu, Mingyang Geng, ChangYii Chai, JinLin Guo, Jiang Yuxing
Team 1 –
PG: J.Li J. Cui
SG: K Sidikejiang, M. Lui
SF: C Linjian
PF: C Zhong
C: Z Wang (SP), H Dai
Team 2 –
PG: T Lawson (SP)
SG: K Sidikejiang
SF: C Linjian, T Liu
PF: L Hu
C: Z Wang, H Dal, A lee.
It is an evenly matched contest however the Jilian Northeast Tigers are the expected to edge the contest.