Europeans out of Chinese League playoffs

2019-04-05T17:01:40+00:00 2019-04-05T17:04:42+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

05/Apr/19 17:01

All four European players that participated in the quarterfinals of the CBA playoffs suffered elimination.

By John Askounis/

The Chinese League playoffs will go on without any European representation provided none of the four remaining teams add a player. Five Europeans made it to the quarterfinals and all four that played were on the wrong side of the best-of-five series.

Serbian Miroslav Raduljica posted 29.5 points, 9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.3 steals per match. However, his Jiangsu Dragons were swept by the regular season champions Guangdong Southern Tigers.

Croatian-American Justin Hamilton averaged 28.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks, but the Beijing Ducks lost 3-2 to the Shenzhen Leopards. The 29-year-old center also had 0.8 dimes and 0.3 steals per quarterfinal contest.

Naturalized Ukrainian Eugene Jeter also gave it a go with the Fujian Sturgeons. His 22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.3 steals per match didn’t prevent the 3-0 sweep from the Liaoning Flying Leopards.

The Xinjiang Flying Tigers replaced naturalized Bulgarian Darius Adams, but took down the Zhejiang Lions, 3-1. Greek Giannis Bourousis wrapped up his 2018-19 season with 16.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game for the losing side.

The semifinals and the finals winners will be determined by a best-of-seven series. The Guangdong Southern Tigers will face the Shenzhen Leopards and the Liaoning Flying Leopards will go against the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.