2008–09 CBA season

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2008–09 CBA season
League Chinese Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration November 15, 2008 – May 3, 2009
TV partner(s) CCTV-5, and many local channels.
Regular Season
Season champions Guangdong Southern Tigers
Season MVP Mengke Bateer
Finals
Champions Guangdong Southern Tigers
  Runners-up Xinjiang Flying Tigers
CBA seasons

The 2008–09 CBA season was the 14th CBA season. Guangdong Southern Tigers defended their CBA title after defeating Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Finals, four games to one.

Tianjin Ronggang were promoted to the CBA after the team owners voted in favor of them over two other candidates, Qingdao DoubleStar and Guangdong Fenglü.[1] Qingdao later replaced Beijing Aoshen for their place in the CBA, when the latter failed to submit relevant files on time and lost their qualification for the season.[2]

Foreign players of each team could play unlimited time each game, except only 5 quarters collectively when facing Bayi Rockets. The two newly promoted teams and the bottom two teams of the last season could each have one extra Asian foreign players.[3]

Regular Season standings[edit]

# 2008–09 CBA season
Team W L PCT GB Home Road Tiebreaker
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 45 5 .900 - 24–1 21–4
2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 44 6 .880 1 24–1 20–5
3 Jiangsu Dragons 36 14 .720 9 20–5 16–9
4 Shaanxi Kylins 30 20 .600 15 21–4 9–16
5 Dongguan Leopards 29 21 .580 16 18–7 11–4 DG 3-1 FJ
6 Fujian Xunxing 29 21 .580 16 20–5 9–16
7 Zhejiang Lions 28 22 .560 17 16–9 12–13
8 Shandong Lions 27 23 .540 18 16–9 11–14 SD 2-2(417-400) BJ
9 Beijing Ducks 27 23 .540 18 17–8 10–15
10 Shanxi Zhongyu 26 24 .520 19 15–10 11–14
11 Bayi Rockets 25 25 .500 20 14–11 11–14
12 Liaoning Dinosaurs 24 26 .480 21 11–14 13–12
13 Jilin Northeast Tigers 23 27 .460 22 13–12 10–15
14 Zhejiang Whirlwinds 19 31 .380 26 13–12 6–19
15 Qingdao DoubleStar 13 37 .260 32 10–15 3–22 QD 2-2(361-358) TJ
16 Tianjin Ronggang 13 37 .260 32 8–17 5–20
17 Shanghai Sharks 6 44 .120 39 5–20 1–24 SH 2-2(436-406) YN
18 Yunnan Bulls 6 44 .120 39 6-19 0–25
Key to colors
     Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs


Playoffs[edit]

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.

Quarter Finals Semi-Finals Final
                 
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3
8 Shandong Lions 0
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3
5 Dongguan Leopards 0
4 Shaanxi Kylins 0
5 Dongguan Leopards 3
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4
2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 1
3 Jiangsu Dragons 3
6 Fujian Xunxing 0
3 Jiangsu Dragons 1
2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 3
2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 3
7 Zhejiang Lions 0

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "各队投票决定天津升上CBA 广东风铝无缘顶级联赛". 网易体育. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  2. ^ "奥神错过生死大限回归无望 青岛男篮替补晋级CBA". 新浪体育. 2008-09-21. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  3. ^ "CBA外援出场时间全面放开 仅对阵八一仍4节5人次". 网易体育. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 

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