Jimmer Fredette and the Shanghai Sharks started the second half of the CBA season in style with a resounding 137-98 win over the Zhejiang Golden Bulls on Wednesday.
The Sharks did most of their damage from beyond the arc, connecting on 17 of 34 attempts as they raced home with the easy win.
Fredette led the way for the Sharks with 31 points on 12 of 21 shooting from the floor, including 5 for 10 from 3-point range and 2 for 2 at the foul line. He added six rebounds, five assists and a steal in 33:12.
Guerschon Yabusele also had a monster game off the bench with 30 points on 11 for 18 shooting from the field and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line.
Liu XiaoYu and Lu Wei also had good shooting nights as the Sharks won for the 18th time in 20 chances to match last season’s win total.
XiaoYu finished with 22 points on 8 for 13 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 7 from distance while Wei added 17 points off the bench on 5 for 8 shooting from 3-point land.
Willie Warren paced the Golden Bulls with a game-high 34 points on 13 for 17 shooting from the floor with eight assists and five rebounds while Lorenzo Brown chipped in with 26 points, five rebounds and two assists.
On the season, Fredette is averaging 39 points on 49.8 percent shooting from 3-point range and 92.3 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 9.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.1 steals.
Up next for Fredette and the Sharks is a matchup with the Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings on Christmas day.
They are 5-14 on the season with a game on Friday before facing the Sharks. They are led by Jared Cunningham and Ike Diogu. Cunningham is averaging 31.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists while Diogu is managing 31.3 points and 11.9 rebounds since joining the team partway through the season.