“We played like prisoners tonight,” said Guo Shiqiang. “I have played in many big tournaments, like the Olympics, the world championship, the Asian championship, the Asian Games. I have never seen anything like that on Wednesday. We just want a fair environment to play in.”
Sichuan are leading 3-1 in the best-of-seven series and next game will take place in Chengdu on Sunday.
Liaoning was involved in a mass brawl after Game 3. Chinese national team guard Guo Ailun and his Liaoning teammates were seen exchanging punches with Sichuan fans.
Guo and teammate He Tianju’s fathers were reportedly confronted by some unruly Sichuan fans at the lobby of Liaoning team hotel.
“CBA is the best basketball league in Asia and it’s impossible to imagine such a big event without security guaranteed. Yes, we did have a brawl with fans. But everyone can see that we were defending ourselves. They were attacking our parents, our wives and kids. They were just challenging our bottom line.” said Guo.
“It’s not an easy match for my players. They were under great pressure but they still played like fighters.”
“Please let the players decide where the title goes. No matter how difficult it will be, we will do our best to defend Liaoning’s spirit and try to bring the series back to Liaoning,” added Guo. Enditem