Jimmer Fredette carried the load again as the Shanghai Sharks improved to 16-1 on the season with a 99-94 win over Stephon Marbury and the Beijing Ducks on Wednesday.
Fredette finished with a game-high 38 points on 11 for 24 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 8 from beyond the arc and 13 for 14 from the free-throw line. He also contributed 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 45:25 of action.
Guerschon Yabusele also had a sold night for the Sharks with 17 points on 5 for 9 shooting from the floor and 5 for 9 from the foul line with six rebounds while Liu XiaoYu and Zhang ZhaoXu chipped in with 13 points a piece.
Marbury and Randolph Morris paced the Ducks in the loss. Marbury had 24 points on 10 for 19 shooting from the field with 10 rebounds and five helpers while Morris totaled 24 points on 50 percent shooting with five rebounds and three assists.
On the season, Fredette is averaging a league-leading 39.2 points on 49.8 percent shooting from the field, including 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 91.7 percent from the foul line. He also manages 8.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.2 steals.
Up next for Fredette and Shanghai is a matchup with the Beikong Fly Dragons. The Fly Dragons are at the bottom of the CBA league standing with just three wins in 16 chances, but are still very dangerous thanks in part to the scoring prowess of Errick McCollum who is averaging 36.4 points to go along with 7.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
Another player to watch is former NBA big man Esteban Batista who is averaging 18.6 points, 13.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists.