2001–02 CBA season

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2001–02 CBA season
League Chinese Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration December 8, 2001 – April 19, 2002
TV partner(s) CCTV-5
STAR Sports
and local channels
Regular Season
Season champions Shanghai Sharks
Season MVP Liu Yudong
Promoted to Second Division Shaanxi Kylins
Shenzhen Leopards
Relegated to Second Division Beijing Olympians
Shenzhen Leopards
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Shanghai Sharks
  Runners-up Bayi Rockets
CBA seasons

The 2001–02 CBA season is the seventh CBA season.[1]

The season ran from December 8, 2001 to April 19, 2002. Shaanxi Kylins and Shenzhen Leopards were promoted from the Second Division. Taiwanese club Sina Lions joined CBA in this season.[2]

Regular Season Standings[edit]

[2]

# 2001–02 CBA season
Team W L PCT GB Home Road Tiebreaker
1 Shanghai Sharks 23 1 .958 - 12–0 11–1
2 Bayi Rockets 17 7 .708 6 12–0 5–7
3 Beijing Ducks 15 9 .625 8 9–3 6–6 BJ 1-1(217-211) JL
4 Jilin Northeast Tigers 15 9 .625 8 10–2 5–7
5 Shandong Flaming Bulls 14 10 .583 9 10–2 4–8
6 Zhejiang Cyclones 13 11 .542 10 9–3 4–8
7 Guangdong Southern Tigers 12 12 .500 11 8–4 4–8
8 Sina Lions 11 13 .458 12 8–4 3–9 SL 2-0 JS
9 Jiangsu Dragons 11 13 .458 12 8–4 3–9
10 Shaanxi Kylins 10 14 .417 13 8–4 2–10
11 Beijing Olympians 8 16 .333 15 4–8 4–8
12 Liaoning Hunters 7 17 .292 16 6–6 1–11
13 Shenzhen Leopards 0 24 .000 23 0–12 0–12
Key to colors
     Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs
     Bottom 4 teams advance to the Relegation Round


Playoffs[edit]

The top 8 teams in the regular season advanced to the playoffs. For the first time, the quarterfinals used best-of-five series to determine the advancing team.

In the Final series, Shanghai Sharks defeated Bayi Rockets (3-1), snapped a series of 6 consecutive championships for the Bayi.[1][2]

Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in regular season, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. Home court advantage belongs to the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

Quarterfinals
Best of 5
Semifinals
Best of 5
Finals
Best of 5
                 
1 Shanghai Sharks 3
7 Guangdong Southern Tigers 0
1 Shanghai Sharks 3
4 Jilin Northeast Tigers 0
4 Jilin Northeast Tigers 3
6 Zhejiang Cyclones 2
1 Shanghai Sharks 3
2 Bayi Rockets 1
2 Bayi Rockets 3
8 Sina Lions 1
2 Bayi Rockets 3
5 Shandong Flaming Bulls 0
3 Beijing Ducks 1
5 Shandong Flaming Bulls 3

Relegations[edit]

The bottom 4 teams played the relegation round by round-robin.

Beijing Olympians and Shenzhen Leopards were relegated to the Second Division.[2]

Team W L PF PA PD
Liaoning Hunters 5 1 655 561 +94
Shaanxi Kylins 4 2 660 575 +85
Beijing Olympians 3 3 620 594 +26
Shenzhen Leopards 0 6 585 790 −205
Key to colors
     Bottom 2 teams relegated to the Second Division
  BO LN SX SZ
Beijing Olympians 85-93 96-88 130-107
Liaoning Hunters 99-85 114-101 126-84
Shaanxi Kylins 105-96 104-79 139-88
Shenzhen Leopards 102-128 102-144 102-123

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001-2002赛季CBA大事记:上海大鲨鱼问鼎". 网易体育. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 搜狐体育. "Data Source". Retrieved 2011-11-30. 

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