2014–15 CBA season

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CBA
Competition details
Season 2014–15
Teams 20
Games played 38 (Regular season)
Dates November 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015 (regular season)
February 6, 2015 – March 6, 2015 (Playoffs)
March 10, 2015 – March 22, 2015 (Finals)
Final positions
Champions Beijing Ducks
(3rd title)
Runners-up Liaoning Flying Leopards
Semifinalists Guangdong Southern Tigers
Qingdao Eagles
Awards
Finals MVP United States Stephon Marbury
Domestic MVP China Yi Jianlian
International MVP United States Lester Hudson
Statistical leaders
Points United States Errick McCollum
39.6
Rebounds United States Charles Gaines
16.4
Assists United States Dominique Jones
8.3

The 2014–15 CBA season was the 20th Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season. The Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings and Chongqing Fly Dragons were "promoted" to the CBA, becoming the league's 19th and 20th teams. Two clubs also altered or changed their mascots, with the Foshan Dralions opting to be called the Foshan Long-Lions in English, while the Shandong Gold Lions became the Shandong Golden Stars.

The regular season began on Saturday, November 1, 2014 with the Beijing Ducks hosting the Guangdong Southern Tigers. The 2015 CBA All-Star Game was played on January 18, 2015, at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium in Beijing. The regular season ended on Sunday, February 1, 2015, and the playoffs began on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Foreign players policy[edit]

All teams except the Bayi Rockets can have two foreign players while the bottom four teams from the previous season, as well as the Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings and Chongqing Fly Dragons, have an additional right to sign an extra Asian player.

The rule of using players in each game is described in this chart:

# Facing other teams Facing Bayi Rockets
Chinese players+ No Limit No Limit
Asian players++ 5 quarters collectively+++
International players 6 quarters collectively+++

+ Including players from Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei.

++ If teams waive their rights to sign the extra Asian player, they may use foreign players for 7 quarters collectively.

+++ Only 1 allowed in the 4th quarter.

Foreign players[edit]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Asian Player
Bayi Rockets - - -
Beijing Ducks United States Stephon Marbury United States Randolph Morris -
Chongqing Fly Dragons United States Willie Warren United States J'mison Morgan Iran Arsalan Kazemi
Dongguan Leopards United States Bobby Brown NigeriaUnited States Ike Diogu -
Foshan Long-Lions United StatesNigeria Josh Akognon Ukraine Viacheslav Kravtsov Lebanon Fadi El Khatib
Fujian Sturgeons United States John Lucas III United States D. J. White -
Guangdong Southern Tigers United States Will Bynum Democratic Republic of the Congo Emmanuel Mudiay -
Jiangsu Dragons United States Toney Douglas United States Arnett Moultrie -
Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings United States Brandon Costner United States Will McDonald Iran Mehdi Kamrani
Jilin Northeast Tigers United States Dominique Jones United States Denzel Bowles Syria Michel Madanly
Liaoning Flying Leopards United States Lester Hudson United States Deon Thompson -
Qingdao Eagles United States Justin Dentmon United States Mike Harris Iran Hamed Haddadi
Shandong Golden Stars United StatesUkraine Eugene Jeter United States Earl Clark -
Shanghai Sharks United States Michael Beasley United States Bernard James -
Shanxi Brave Dragons United States Von Wafer United States Jeremy Tyler Jordan Zaid Abbas
Sichuan Blue Whales NigeriaUnited States Michael Efevberha United States Daniel Orton -
Tianjin Gold Lions United States Dwight Buycks United States Shelden Williams -
Xinjiang Flying Tigers United States Sebastian Telfair United StatesPhilippines Andray Blatche -
Zhejiang Golden Bulls United States Errick McCollum United States Charles Gaines -
Zhejiang Guangsha Lions United States Kevin Murphy United States Eli Holman -

Regular season[edit]

The regular season began on Saturday, November 1, 2014 with the Beijing Ducks hosting the Guangdong Southern Tigers. The regular season ended on February 1, 2015.

Standings[edit]

# 2014–15 CBA season
Team W L PCT Pts Tiebreaker
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 34 4 .895 72
2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 33 5 .868 71
3 Qingdao Eagles 28 10 .737 66
4 Beijing Ducks 27 11 .711 65 BJ 4-2
JL 3-3
SX 3-3
(JL 253-214 SX)
ZJ 2-4
5 Jilin Northeast Tigers 27 11 .711 65
6 Shanxi Brave Dragons 27 11 .711 65
7 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 27 11 .711 65
8 Dongguan Leopards 25 13 .658 63 DG 2-0 XJ
9 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 25 13 .658 63
10 Foshan Long-Lions 18 20 .474 56 FS 2-0 SD
11 Shandong Golden Stars 18 20 .474 56
12 Shanghai Sharks 17 21 .447 55
13 Tianjin Gold Lions 13 25 .342 51
14 Jiangsu Dragons 11 27 .289 49 JS 1-1(222-221) ZJ
15 Zhejiang Golden Bulls 11 27 .289 49
16 Fujian Sturgeons 10 28 .263 48 FJ 1-1(249-247) JS
17 Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings 10 28 .263 48
18 Sichuan Blue Whales 8 30 .211 46
19 Bayi Rockets 7 31 .184 45
20 Chongqing Fly Dragons 4 34 .105 42
Key to colors
     Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs

Playoffs[edit]

The 2015 CBA Playoffs began on Friday, February 6, 2015. The season champion is Beijing Ducks who succeeded in defending their title.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Best of 5
Semifinals
Best of 5
Finals
Best of 7
         
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3
8 Dongguan Leopards 1
1 Guangdong Southern Tigers 1
4 Beijing Ducks 3
4 Beijing Ducks 3
5 Jilin Northeast Tigers 0
4 Beijing Ducks 4
2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 2
2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 3
7 Zhejiang Lions 0
2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 3
3 Qingdao Eagles 0
3 Qingdao Eagles 3
6 Shanxi Brave Dragons 0
  • Bold Series winner
  • Italics Team with home-court advantage

Statistics leaders[edit]

Individual statistic leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Statistics
Points per game Errick McCollum Zhejiang Golden Bulls 39.6
Rebounds per game Charles Gaines Zhejiang Golden Bulls 16.4
Assists per game Dominique Jones Jilin Northeast Tigers 8.3
Steals per game Lester Hudson Liaoning Flying Leopards 3.32
Blocks per game Zhou Qi Xinjiang Flying Tigers 3.4
Turnovers per game Michael Beasley Shanghai Sharks 4.76
Triple-doubles Lester Hudson Liaoning Flying Leopards 5

Team statistic leaders[edit]

Category Team Statistics
Points per game Guangdong Southern Tigers 116.6
Rebounds per game Shanghai Sharks 47.6
Assists per game Liaoning Flying Leopards 21.3
Steals per game Jiangsu Dragons 11.3
Blocks per game Shanghai Sharks 4.8
Turnovers per game Shanghai Sharks 18.5
Fouls per game Zhejiang Golden Bulls 28.7
FG% Guangdong Southern Tigers 53.3%
FT% Foshan Long-Lions 79.9%
3FG% Guangdong Southern Tigers 40.8%

Awards[edit]

Award Player Team Ref
Domestic Most Valuable Player China Yi Jianlian Guangdong Southern Tigers
Foreign Most Valuable Player United States Lester Hudson Liaoning Flying Leopards
[1]
Finals MVP United States Stephon Marbury Beijing Ducks
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lester Hudson named 2015 CBA MVP". basketballbuddha.com. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Beijing beat Liaoning to win CBA championship". sohu.com. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

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