Published: January 30, 2018
Jimmer Fredette recorded his seventh double-double of the season and his third in as many games as the Shanghai Sharks bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to knock off the Jilin Northeast Tigers 121-103 on Tuesday.
Fredette paced the Sharks with 34 points on the strength of 12-for-12 shooting night from the foul line. He added a game-high 10 assists, four rebounds and a steal in 41 minutes of work.
Fredette did most of his damage on the offensive end in the first half as he total 21 points and six assists as Shanghai jumped out to a 63-51 lead at the break. Included in that first half stretch of dominance were two perfect lob passes to Nick Minnerath for dunks followed by a pair of deep threes for Fredette as the Sharks blew the game wide open.
Chad Wiggins shared video of the impressive second quarter play on Twitter.
Minnerath also had a quality performance for the Sharks as he totaled 27 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field while grabbing nine rebounds in 28 minutes.
Zhang Zhaoxu chipped in with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Luo Hanchen added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Sharks improved to 17-16 on the season.
Carl Landry paced the Northeast Tigers with 25 points and five rebounds while Von Wafer managed 21 points, six boards and four assists.
On the season, Fredette is now averaging 37.5 points a night on 47 percent shooting from inside the arc, 42 percent from 3-point land and 96 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 7.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.9 steals in 41.1 minutes.
Up next for Fredette and his Shanghai Sharks is a battle with the Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings on Thursday. The Monkey Kings are 15-18 on the season and in 13th place in the CBA standings following a 116-100 setback against the Jiangsu Dragons on Tuesday.
The Monkey Kings are led by the American tandem of J.J. Hickson and Jeremy Pargo. Hickson is putting up huge numbers during his second season in China averaging 29.1 points, 14.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals. Pargo is also contributing in a big way with 23.8 points, 6.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 18 games.
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