On October 18, Beijing time, the Xinjiang Men's Basketball Team defeated the Guangzhou Men's Basketball Team 102-97 and won the first victory of the CBA new season. In this game, the Xinjiang Men’s Basketball team won by a reversal. In the first quarter, Guangzhou played a 31-21 climax and led by as much as 10 points. Xinjiang narrowed the difference to 1 point in the second quarter and a 27-18 lead in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Xinjiang has always been in control of the situation and finally turned around without a bloody effort, Guangzhou won its first victory.
The first contributor to the Xinjiang men’s basketball team was Zhou Qi. He played a full 42 minutes, 10 of 20, 1 of 6 three points, 5 of 10 free throws, 26 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 2 steals, 50% shooting, 17% three-point shooting, and 50% free throw. The opponent's two inside lines were blown by Zhou Qi, starting center Sun Mingyang played 22 minutes, only 8 of 1 and only 2 Points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. The big foreign aid Haas scored only 4 points and 4 rebounds in 9 minutes. Zhou Qi's deterrence in the interior was the key to Xinjiang's reversal in this campaign.
Tang Caiyu and Katijiang are Zhou Qi's right arm in this campaign. Tang Caiyu played in 39 minutes, 8 of 13, 4 of 3 three points, 22 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. He made 62% of his field goals and 75 of his three-pointers. %, his scoring is second only to Zhou Qi in the game; Katijiang scored 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 26 minutes of the game, 6 of 11, and this was his fourth career start. It was also because of Yu Changdong's departure that he became a starter this season, but because he did not have the ability to open space, Zhou Qi could easily be double-teamed offensively.
The most eye-catching thing is Katijiang’s substitute Aizmat. He scored 4 of 6 and scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 14 minutes of the game. He shot 67% from the field. He was better than Katijiang. The point is that he has a good half-stop. Katijiang has no mid-to-long range shooting ability. Aizmati played well with Zhou Qi in the second half of the first quarter and in the third quarter. Zhou Qi needed it. In this way, he can open the space for the fourth partner.
Aizmati is only 18 years old this year. This is the first official CBA game of his career. He was just transferred to the first team by Ah Dejiang during the offseason. The 18-year-old Aizimaiti is 2.05 meters tall and weighs 115 kg. He is a power forward on the field. Although Katijiang is also very young, he is only 22 years old, but Aizimaiti is younger. His strength, footwork, and shooting ability are actually better than those of Ka Tijiang is better, he is optimistic about the future as the starting fourth position of the Xinjiang men's basketball team.
Aizimaiti was a member of the Chinese National Youth Basketball Team early in the morning. In the 2018 Asian Youth Championship, he averaged 10.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. His excellent strength and soft touch left a deep impression on the fans. Impression, he did not expect that two years later, at only 18 years old, he would have already entered the professional arena. The big brothers of the CBA draft, such as Zhu Songwei, Zhang Ning, Zheng Qilong, Ou Junxuan, etc., are all in their 20s.
By Yan Xiaobai