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Beijing beat Liaoning for 3rd CBA title in four years

Updated: 2015-03-23 07:57

Beijing beat Liaoning for 3rd CBA title in four years

Players of Beijing celebrate with their trophy after beating Liaoning in Game 6 of Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Finals series in Benxi on Sunday.  [Photo/Xinhua]

BENXI, China - Beijing defended the title of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) by beating Liaoning 106-98 in Game 6 here on Sunday for an overall 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven finals.

Only Bayi and Guangdong had attained the Beijing feat by retaining the title in CBA history.

Meanwhile, it's also the third time for Beijing to claim the championship in the past four years.

Stephon Marbury, who finished with 24 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds,got his first-ever Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in CBA finals. The 38-year-old veteran had 29.7 points per game in the series.

"Stephon deserves what he had, he is irreplaceable. I hope he can continue play like this next season," Beijing's coach Min Lulei said.

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