Hot Discussion | 100 free throws in a single game in CBA are not new. Or is the championship determined by free throws?
Shortly after basketball was invented, free throws have become an integral part of the basketball game. But in the CBA game, free throws are a bit too much to steal the show.
Not long ago, Qingdao and Zhejiang started a confrontation. In the end, Zhejiang team defeated Qingdao team by 7 points in 4 hours. But after the game ended, most people focused on technical statistics. On this night, the Qingdao and Zhejiang teams had a total of 101 free throw lines.
The head coach of Qingdao team Wu Qinglong was expelled from the field because he was dissatisfied with the referee’s whistleblowing (see video), The assistant coach Zhang Bin said in a slightly ironic manner at the press conference:“Yesterday there were 98 free throws (Sichuan and Tianjin). Today, the two teams made 101 more free throws, which is really high.” However, this game of 101 free throws by both sides cannot even be ranked in the top three in CBA history. The number of free throws per game remains high, which seems to have become a new feature of CBA.
In the match between Zhejiang and Qingdao, the two sides stood on the free throw line 101 times and scored 78 of them. The percentage of free throws scored reached 31.6%, and the game was blown to pieces, which greatly affected the fans’ watching experience. And on January 8, 2021, Beijing time, Zhejiang team won 57 free throw opportunities in the game against Jiangsu team. At the same time, the Jiangsu team also stood on the free throw line as many as 36 times, and the two teams also offered a free throw battle for the audience.
Whether it is the players of the two teams, coaches, game commentators or fans, they are all disgusted with the appearance of this kind of game. But in fact, breaking a hundred free throws in a single game is really nothing in CBA. In this season alone, there has been more than one case where the two teams totaled more than 100 free throws. At the beginning of the season, the two teams fought fiercely for nearly 4 hours in the Shenzhen and Guangdong games. The Shenzhen team won a total of 64 free throw opportunities, and the Guangdong team also achieved 45 free throws. The two sides totaled 109 penalties, which can rank second in CBA history.
The game with the most free throws in a single game in CBA history occurred in the 2012-13 season. However, in that game, Qingdao and Tianjin fought for double overtime. The two teams had a total of 89 fouls, the Qingdao team reached the free throw line 59 times, and the Tianjin team also reached 60 free throws. The two teams totaled 119 penalties, which is a CBA historical record until now.
However, in this season, the CBA’s whistle-blowing standards are generally very strict. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see 80 penalties and 90 penalties in a single game. Sometimes, even the team’s head coach can’t stand it. Wu Qinglong’s guidance was expelled from the field because he was dissatisfied with the referee’s penalties. Du Fengclass="entity-word" data-gid="3348774"> span>The instructor once yelled:”Whether it should be blown or not, I’m watching the score blow.” According to this development, the record of 119 penalties in a single game is actually likely to be lost this season. break in. Even in the future, over a hundred free throws in a single game may not be new.
In the NBA regular season, there have been more than one free throws. However, in the playoffs, the referees’ whistle scales will be relatively relaxed. Encouraging confrontation is the league’s role in the playoffs. purpose.
In the history of the CBA playoffs and even the finals, there has been a single game of more than 100 free throws. Not only does it greatly influence the viewing experience of the finals, but it also determines the final champion. The story took place in the 2009-10 season finals, when the Guangdong team led 2-0, and the third game was a life and death battle for the Xinjiang team. The two teams fought for more than 3 hours, and the two teams totaled 104 free throws. Xinjiang’s Xirelijiang, Xu Guochong, Guangdong’s Zhou Peng, Smush Parker and David Harrison all left the field for 6 fouls . In the end, the Guangdong team defeated their opponents with more accurate free throws and finally won the championship that year.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time the Xinjiang team has become a background board in a free throw game. In March 2005, in the third game of the Northern semi-finals, the Beijing team won a record 62 free throws at the time. In the final quarter, they scored 51 points to help the team defeat the Xinjiang team, which was determined to win the championship, and finally reached there. One year in the North Finals.
10 years later, in 2015, the Beijing team defeated the Liaoning team to win the championship that year. It has to be said that the reason why the Beijing team was able to win the championship is precisely the free throw that controlled the battle at the critical moment. At the final moment of the fourth game of the series, Marbury scored 2+1, helping the Beijing team lead by 2 points. Looking back, Han Dejun caused a kill on the inside. However, he made 1 of 2 free throws from the free throw line. Otherwise, Beijing and Liaoning are likely to enter overtime, and it is difficult to predict who wins and loses.
More than one coach has said that if you want to win the final championship, you must do all the details. Therefore, the quality of the free throw may indeed determine the final ownership of the champion. The same is true for the CBA this season. The Xinjiang team is regarded as one of the hottest championships. However, free throws are their weakness. Since the season, the Xinjiang team’s free throw percentage is only 62.5%, making it the only team in the league with a free throw percentage below 70%. The combined free throw percentage of inside Twin Towers Zhou Qi and Motel is less than 60%, which makes the head coach A Dejiang a headache.
Imagine that in the key games of the playoffs in the future, the Xinjiang team may actually lose the game due to poor free throws. In order to prevent the emergence of this situation, the Xinjiang team has begun to practice free throws, so as to avoid the tragedy of the Liaoning team in 2015 from happening to itself.