1996–97 CBA season

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1996–97 CBA season
League Chinese Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration November 27, 1996 – March 30, 1997
TV partner(s) CCTV-5
Regular Season
Season champions Bayi Rockets
Season MVP China Hu Weidong
Promoted to Second Division Shanghai Sharks
Sichuan Pandas
Relegated to Second Division Zhejiang Squirrels
Ji'nan Army
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Bayi Rockets
  Runners-up Liaoning Hunters
CBA seasons

The 1996–97 CBA season was the second season of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The season ran from November 27, 1996, to March 30, 1997.

The Shanghai Sharks and Sichuan Pandas were promoted from the Second Division.[1][2]

Regular season standings[edit]

These are the final standings for the 1996-97 CBA regular season.[2]

# 1996–97 CBA season
Team W L PCT GB Home Road Tiebreaker
1 Bayi Rockets 19 3 .864 - 10–1 9–2
2 Liaoning Hunters 18 4 .818 1 9–2 9–2
3 Shandong Flaming Bulls 14 8 .637 5 8–3 6–5
4 Guangdong Southern Tigers 13 9 .591 6 8–3 5–6 GD 1-1 (151-145) SH
5 Shanghai Sharks 13 9 .591 6 8–3 5–6
6 Jiangsu Dragons 12 10 .545 7 7–4 5–6
7 Air Force 9 13 .409 10 6–5 3–8 AF 1-1 (162-161) SA
8 Shenyang Army 9 13 .409 10 8–3 1–10
9 Beijing Ducks 8 14 .364 11 5–6 3–8
10 Zhejiang Squirrels 7 15 .318 12 6–5 1–10 ZJ 1-1 (151-142) SC
11 Sichuan Pandas 7 15 .318 12 7–4 0–11
12 Ji'nan Army 3 19 .136 16 3–8 0–11
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.

In the Final series, the Bayi Rockets defeated the Liaoning Hunters (2-0) for the CBA championship.[2]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Bayi Rockets 128 110 2  
8 Shenyang Army 78 69 0  
  1 Bayi Rockets 109 119 2  
  4 Guangdong Southern Tigers 81 84 0  
4 Guangdong Southern Tigers 84 87 2
5 Shanghai Sharks 74 82 0  
  1 Bayi Rockets 100 102 2
  2 Liaoning Hunters 68 66 0
3 Shandong Flaming Bulls 102 77 2  
6 Jiangsu Dragons 72 74 0  
  3 Shandong Flaming Bulls 70 77 0
  2 Liaoning Hunters 93 78 2  
2 Liaoning Hunters 80 85 2
7 Air Force 55 77 0  

Relegations[edit]

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

The Ji'nan Army Zhejiang Squirrels were slated to be relegated to the Second Division.[2]

CBA Awards[edit]

These are the award winners for the 1996-97 CBA regular season.[1]

All-Star Weekend[edit]

The 1997 CBA All-Star Game was played on April 5, 1997, in Shanghai.

The South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 98-84. Hu Weidong from the Jiangsu Dragons was named MVP of the All-Star Game.

James Hodges from the Liaoning Hunters won the Slam Dunk Contest, and Saulius Štombergas from the Shanghai Sharks won the Three-Point Shootout.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 新浪体育 (2005-12-07). "96-97赛季CBA-冠名希尔顿 胡卫东当选MVP". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d 搜狐体育. "Data Source". Retrieved 2011-11-25.