A Chinese basketball league clash takes place between Shanghai Sharks and Liaoning Flying Leopards on Wednesday
The second phase of the season hasn’t begun well for both the teams as they have both lost their games after the season has started again
The flying leopards lost their first game against the Ducks by a margin of 82-91 and their second game against the Long-lions by 102-106. They would fancy their chances though against the fellow strugglers and look to get their form back
Shanghai Sharks are at the wrong end of the table and are struggling to find their groove even after the restart against the Golden Bulls and then a close game against the lions by 90-95. They would look to spring a surprise and upstage a higher ranked team
Teams: Shanghai Sharks vs Liaoning Flying Leopards
Match Timing: June 24, @ 01:00 PM
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 Shanghai Sharks, the key players will be Ray McCallum Jr. who has been scoring consistently and also helping with the assists. Against the Golden Bulls he scored a staggering 22 points in the game. Dong Hanlin will be a key figure too.
For the Liaoning Flying Leopards, Guo Ailun is a key figure and is going to be their talisman. Against the Long-Lions he scored 32 points along with Han Dejun who scored 24 points and also assisted for 14 others.
Shanghai Sharks – Ray McCallum (PG), Hanchen Luo (SG), Xudong Luo (SF), Ying Zhu (PF), Chunjun Zhang (C)
Liaoning Flying Leopards – Zhao Jiwei (PG), Ailun Guo (SG), Minchen Chong (SF), Tian-ju He (PF), Dejun Han (C)
Shanghai Sharks squad – : Ray McCallum, Wang Tong, Yongsheng Wu, Tang Zihao, Lingyuan Meng, Hanchen Luo, Yuchen Shi, Huang Xu, Zhou Yanxu, Xudong Luo, Mingxin Ju, Yan Peng, Liang Cai, Gen Li, Ying Zhu, Hanlin Dong, Chunjun Zhang, Zhaoxu Zhang
Liaoning Flying Leopards squad – Zhao Jiwei, ShiYan Gao, Zhuang Ma, Ailun Guo, Zhi Xuan Liu, Yan Shouqi, Minchen Chong, O. J. Mayo, Xu Guo, KaiQi Sun, Tian-ju He, Wang Huadong, Lu Zijie, Dejun Han, Xiaoxu Li, Liu Yan Yu
Team 1 –
SG: A. Guo (SP)
SF: Ju, Chong
PF: Zhu, He
C: Zhang, Han
Team 2 –
PG: McCalum (SP)
SG: A. Guo, Xu, Liu
C: Zhang, Han
It is an evenly matched contest however the Flying Leopards are the expected to edge the contest.