2002–03 CBA season

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2002–03 CBA season
League Chinese Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration December 7, 2002 – April 23, 2003
TV partner(s) CCTV-5
and local channels
Regular Season
Season champions Guangdong Southern Tigers
Season MVP Sun Jun
Promoted to Second Division Beijing Olympians
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Relegated to Second Division Sina Lions
Hong Kong Flying Dragons
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Bayi Rockets
  Runners-up Guangdong Southern Tigers
CBA seasons

The 2002–03 CBA season is the eighth CBA season.[1]

The season ran from December 7, 2002 to April 23, 2003. Beijing Olympians and Xinjiang Flying Tigers were promoted from the Second Division. Hong Kong club Flying Dragons joined CBA in this season.[2]

Regular Season Standings[edit]

[2]

# 2002–03 CBA season
Team W L PCT GB Home Road Tiebreaker
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 23 3 .885 - 12–1 11–2 GD 2-0 BY
2 Bayi Rockets 23 3 .885 - 12–1 11–2
3 Jilin Northeast Tigers 17 9 .654 6 11–2 6–7
4 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 15 11 .577 8 10–3 5–8 XJ 1-1(202-190) SD
5 Shandong Flaming Bulls 15 11 .577 8 11–2 4–9
6 Zhejiang Cyclones 14 12 .538 9 9–4 5–8 ZJ 2-0 BO
7 Beijing Olympians 14 12 .538 9 8–5 6–7
8 Beijing Ducks 12 14 .462 11 8–5 4–9 BJ 1-1(235-226) JS
9 Jiangsu Dragons 12 14 .462 11 10–3 2–11
10 Shanghai Sharks 11 15 .423 12 8–5 3–10
11 Liaoning Hunters 10 16 .385 13 7–6 3–10
12 Shaanxi Kylins 8 18 .308 15 7–6 1–12
13 Sina Lions 7 19 .269 16 5–8 2–11
14 Hong Kong Flying Dragons[* 1] 1 25 .040 22 1–12 0–13
Key to colors
     Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs
     Bottom 2 teams advance to the Relegation Round
     Relegated Directly[* 1]
  1. ^ a b Hong Kong Flying Dragons was facing financial difficulties after the Regular Season. The team couldn't afford to play the Relegation Round, and was relegated directly.

Playoffs[edit]

The top 8 teams in the regular season advanced to the playoffs.

In the Final series, Bayi Rockets defeated Guangdong Southern Tigers (3-1).[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  Guangdong Southern Tigers 3  
5  Shandong Flaming Bulls 0  
  1  Guangdong Southern Tigers 3  
  8  Beijing Ducks 0  
4  Xinjiang Flying Tigers 1
  8  Beijing Ducks 3  
    1  Guangdong Southern Tigers 1
  2  Bayi Rockets 3
  2  Bayi Rockets 3  
6  Zhejiang Cyclones 0  
  2  Bayi Rockets 3 Third place Best of 3
  3  Jilin Northeast Tigers 0  
3  Jilin Northeast Tigers 3 3  Jilin Northeast Tigers 2
  7  Beijing Olympians 2   8  Beijing Ducks 0

Relegations[edit]

2 teams played the relegation round by a best-of-five series.

Sina Lions, alongside with Hong Kong Flying Dragons, was relegated to the Second Division. As a matter of fact, Hong Kong Flying Dragons dissolved after this season, while Sina Lions dropped out of the league and went back to Taiwan.[1][2]

Relegation Round
Best of 5
     
Shaanxi Kylins 3
Sina Lions 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2002-2003赛季CBA大事记:易建联荣膺最佳新人". 网易体育. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 搜狐体育. "Data Source". Retrieved 1 December 2011. 

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