Netease Sports reported on October 20:
Time October 20th, CBA regular season
As the defending champion, the Guangdong team will be very difficult this season. They lost the big core inside and the spiritual support
Zhao Rui felt good when he came up today. With 9 minutes and 34 seconds left in the first quarter, Zhao Rui
Although Zhao Rui played well, Shenzhen's insider advantage with Shen Zijie was obvious. Taking advantage of the inside line, Shenzhen continued to create kills and widened the gap. In the unfavorable situation, Zhao Rui showed his unyielding fighting spirit. More than 7 minutes in the second quarter, Zhao Rui forcibly attacked the inside, and after confronting Shen Zijie, he forced a three-pointer to succeed.
In the third quarter, Zhao Rui highlighted the leadership qualities. He made all the first 4 shots, including two very crucial three-pointers. In the third quarter, Zhao Rui scored 12 points in a single quarter. Under his leadership, the Guangdong team surpassed the score.
Shenzhen continues to play hard inside. Shen Zijie caught the ball inside and wanted to strengthen, Zhao Rui stood up bravely and was directly knocked over by Shen Zijie. The referee first called Shen Zijie for an offensive foul, but then changed Zhao Rui's defensive foul.
Young Zhao Rui is still reckless. With more than 3 minutes left in the third quarter, Hu Mingxuan's difficult three-pointer just helped Guangdong reduce the point difference to 3 points. Zhao Rui's adventurous forcing sent He Xining to the free throw line. Such recklessness is obviously a morale injury.
In the final game, the confrontation between the two teams became intense. Zhao Rui quickly counterattacked in the offensive and defensive transition. On the defensive end, Zhao Rui is also conscientious, limiting the play of Shenzhen's back line. The Guangdong team still maintained a super offensive in the final quarter. In the end, they won the game 134-126.