The Jimmer Fredette tracker, 2018-19 game 36: Fredette has monster all-around performance in biggest win of the year

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: February 12, 2019

Jimmer Fredette and the Shanghai Sharks returned to the floor after a 10-day break and delivered their biggest win of the season, knocking off the first place Guangdong Southern Tigers on Tuesday, 110-104.

Fredette had one of his most complete games of the season in the win, finishing with a game-best 43 points on 15-for-29 shooting from the floor while converting on 10 free throws. He also contributed nine rebounds, five assists, and four steals in 39 minutes as the Sharks won their third game in a row to move to 20-19.

After a 17-point first half, Fredette really went to work after the break with 26 second-half points as the Sharks handed the loaded Southern Tigers just their fourth loss in 39 games.

Shanghai also got key contributions from the front line in the win as Luis Scola managed 20 points and 10 rebounds while Zhang Zhaoxu added a double-double of his own with 10 points and 10 boards.

Yi Jianlian paced the Southern Tigers in the loss, recording a team-high 28 points on 11-for-17 shooting to go along with nine rebounds while Sonny Weems chipped in with 24 points, seven rebounds and five helpers.

Inside the numbers

  • It was the 15th time this season that Fredette scored more than 40 points in a game. He has now scored 40 points or more on 45 occasions since joining the Sharks.
  • Fredette hit three more 3-point shots, making it the 32nd time in 36 games that he has hit at least three triples this season. He has now made 181 3-point shots.
  • With four more steals, Fredette now has 20 games this season with three or more takeaways.
  • After missing a season-high six free throws, Fredette’s percentage at the foul line dropped to 93 percent.

Through 36 games, Fredette is second in the CBA in scoring, averaging a career-high 37.8 points a night on 54 percent shooting from inside the arc, 42 percent from 3-point range and 93 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 5.7 rebounds, a team-high 5.6 assists, and 2.8 steals in 40.2 minutes.

Thanks to a quirk in the schedule, Fredette and the Sharks have just one more game before they have another long layoff as the CBA takes a break for the FIBA World Cup Qualifying window.

Next in the long line of tough matchups is a Friday game with the third place Zhejiang Guangsha Lions who are 28-11 through 39 games. The Lions are led by dynamic playmaking guard, Courtney Fortson, who averages 24.1 points a game while leading the league with 11.2 assists.

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8 comments

  1. Jus the C B A scoring leader Pierre Jackson whos played only 25 games out of 39 games this seas. I believe his name is is at 39. 8 per game 2 points highergame average than second scoring place JIMMER 37. 8 points per game whos played 36 games out of 39 games this season. My questions if you know out of the 46 regular season schedule how many game must a scoring leader play in I am thinking maybe 60 percent that would be that would be around 28 games to play in? Do you know if Pierre Jackson sustained a season ending injury the last time he played back in December 2018? Like I mentioned this Pierre has only played in 25 games this stepson? I watched the entire sharks game very impressive beating a 35 win 3 loss team, going in the Sharks was 19 wins and 19 losses. JIMMER had a great game ad usual but I was supprised to see him miss 6 free throws, normally he is automatic at the free throw line. The Sharks has 7 more games in there season and rite now they positioned to be on the play offs, so let’s hope they continue on there winning ways and could make some noise in the play offs. Thanks ED M from the Glens Falls N Y area.

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  2. If Pierre Jackson is awarded the scoring leader champion playing 25 of 46 games and Jimmer plays 43 of 46 games plus a few play off games and it’s close separated by 1 or 2 point average that does not seem fair. Like I said if the C B A has some rule that a player to be awarded the league leader should play in 60% of the regular season games ad a minimum that would be 28 games to qualify out of 46 regular season games? For JIMMER to over take the scoring lead now in the remaining 7 games JIMMER would need to score like 57 or 59 points per game. JAY see what you could find out about how many games is needed to qualify?

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  3. JAY, I did a little research about N B A seaasons minimum statistics qualifications. The C B A seams to go by almost all of the N B A rules. All the N B A seasonal statistic leaders for all the statistic catigorys except 3 pointers a league leader most play 70% of the regular season games, and for 3 pointers 82 made 3 pointers is quantifying. If this converts to C B A Pierre Jackson 39. 8 in 25 games he has played should of only been good up to round 36 after that with his 25 games played he should not qualify a y longer, based on 46 game season 70% is 32. 2 games to qualify as leaders, JIMMER missed only 3 games this season a d has 36 games under his belt now with 7 games remaining so JIMMER will have played in 43 regular season games this season plus the play off games he plays in is added to the regular season totals. JIMMER current 37. 833 point per game average should make him the league leader For all purpose say if Pierre Jackson’s 39. 8 stands then JIMMER to get his average up to 39. 9 and over take Jackson JIMMER needs to average 50. 57 points these next 7 remaining games rounded that’s 51 points per game? JIMMER has 1362 total points on the season, he would need 1716 points in 43 games to average 39. 9 per game. So he needs 354 more points in the next 7 games to reach 1716 for the season? See what you could find out? Thank You ED M. From the Glens Falls New York area.

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