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Pierce to play in CBC Championship game


pics via Cairns Taipans official website

As we've been reporting all week, Paul Pierce is in China playing in the Continental Basketball Championship. The tournament consists of squads from China's CBA, teams from Korea and Australia and the Kentucky Bisons-an American "minor-league" team. The Truth and Michael Beasley are playing for the Bisons. I believe Tyson Chandler is also playing for Kentucky, but honestly, my Chinese is rusty and Google Chrome can only do so much as far as translation goes.

What I was able to figure-out though is that the Pierce and his Bisons teammates lost their 1st game to a peppy Cairns Taipans team from Australia. (Carins' coach is pictured above with Pierce) The final was 88-63. The Taipans seemed more thrilled however about the opportunity they have had to spend time with NBA superstars like Pierce and Michael Beasley.

Paul and the Bisons are now off until Sunday when they will face either Beijing or a South Korean team in the championship game at the Mastercard Center in Beijing. I'll be combing the internet for streams, photos or clips, and will be sure to post them here at RedsArmy.com.

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  • Two other Chinese links for you…
    Abstract: Pierce played poorly in the first game of this tournament, only 9 points 5 boards. 19 min, 2 of 8 fg, 4 of 7 ft. His highlight is a fastbreak dunk in the first quarter. Otherwise his play was not good. Beasley got 15 points.
    Abstract: Pierce and Beasley did not play in the second game due to sickness. The Bisons won 67-63 against a Chinese Basketball Team (Xin Jiang Flying Tigers, there’s a former Chinese NBA player on the team, Mengke Bateer). At halftime Pierce and Beasley greeted the fans in Chinese language. With the victory, the Bisons got the 2nd place in this tournament held in Shuanyashan. The Bisons and the Taipans can play in the Finals in Beijing on 28th Aug. 

  • Thank you! I’m going to assume Pierce and Beasley were both really jet-lagged and exhausted. They pretty much got off the plane and started going to appearances. Do you live in China? If you have any more pics or video of the game, I’d love to see it and I’ll definitely credit you for it. Send it to Longwoodfrenchroast@hotmail.com. Thanks!

  • I live in Hong Kong. I don’t have the chance to travel to Beijing and watch the game in person. So I can only pay attention to the Chinese media and look for game info, recap etc. I will leave you a note if I discover some more news. And thank you for posting frequently during lockout!

  • My pleasure! It’s really tough to find content for our readers, but we do our best. Not sure if you have a Weibo account, but you can find me over there too. My username is “KWAPT2011”. Thanks again.