Game 1 of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Finals is Wednesday night. The two best teams in the league — the Beijing Ducks and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers — will play a best-of-seven series for the CBA championship.
Beijing comes into the series having just upset the top dog of the league, the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Xinjiang, on the other hand, is the undisputed heavyweight, hot off a semifinals sweep over Bobby Brown’s Dongguan Leopards. Xinjiang holds home court advantage for the Finals, but Beijing’s experience - it is making its second Finals appearance in three seasons – will be a critical factor.
Here’s an analysis of each team and how well they match up against each other, followed by a prediction for the CBA champion.