Jimmer Fredette put on a scoring display of epic proportions, but it wasn’t enough to push the Shanghai Sharks over the top on the road as they fell to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 135-132 in the Chinese Basketball Association’s regular season finale on Sunday.
Fredette set a new career-high with 73 points on 25 for 49 shooting from the floor, including 10 for 18 from 3-point range and a perfect 13 for 13 from the foul line. He also added four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 54:05 in the double overtime thriller.
After scoring 51 points in regulation, Fredette caught fire in the overtime sessions as he scored the last 22 points of the game for the Sharks. During that remarkable stretch, he scored 10 points in the last 2:45 of the first overtime, including an off-balance three with 0.2 seconds remaining to push the game to double overtime.
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