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Guerschon Yabusele turned up his offensive game after the loss of Jimmer Fredette to carry the Shanghai Sharks to the 100-96 come-from-behind win over the Liaoning Flying Leopards on Friday night.

Yabusele finished with 34 points on 11 for 17 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 6 from distance and 9 for 13 from he foul line to go along with 15 rebounds and five assists.

Liu XiaoYu added 20 points and six assists as the Sharks improved to a league best 23-4 on the season.

Fredette registered 10 points on 4 for 7 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 5 from beyond the arc. He added four rebounds and a pair of assists in 16:15 before he departed midway through the second quarter with an ankle injury.

The Sharks were staggered by the loss of Fredette and fell behind by 12 at the half before they turned it on. They used a fantastic defensive effort in the second half as they outscored the Flying Leopards 57-41 to come away with the win.

Lester Hudson paced the Flying Leopards  in the loss with 30 points on 12 for 26 shooting with six rebounds while Han Dejun totaled 23 points on 6 for 11 shooting from the field and 10 for 10 from the free-throw line to go along with 11 rebounds.

Shavlik Randolph also put up some solid numbers with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

As for Fredette, he tweaked a tendon below his ankle, but didn’t suffer a tear. While he may miss some time, he is expecting to be okay with some rest.

Even though he had his lowest scoring output of the season thanks to his injury, Fredette is still leading the league in scoring, averaging 37.3 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 41.2 percent from 3-point land and 92.9 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 8.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals.

Up next for the Sharks is a game on Sunday with the Shanxi Brave Dragons who are 13-14 on the season after a win over the Beikong Fly Dragons.

The Brave Dragons are led by Jamaal Franklin who is averaging 35.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 8.7 assists. Another familiar face is former NBA and Salt Lake City Stars big man Henry Sims who is putting up 19.6 points and 11 rebounds.

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Jimmer Fredette and the Shanghai Sharks bounced back from their two-game losing streak in a big way as they revenged one of their four losses on the season with an emphatic 115-84 win over Jilin on Wednesday.

The Sharks got things going early as they took an 11-point lead after the first quarter. After pushing the lead to 19 at the half, Shanghai blew the game open in the third as they outscored the Northeast Tigers by 11 to push the lead to 30.

Fredette led the way for the Sharks with a game-high 37 points on 13 for 28 shooting from the floor, including 6 for 13 from beyond the arc and 5 for 5 from the foul line. He added a game-best six assists and five rebounds in 34:48.

Lu Wei also had a big night with 21 points on the strength of a 5 for 10 shooting performance from 3-point land while Guerschon Yabusele added 19 points, on 8 for 13 shooting from the field with 17 rebounds and five assists.

Jabari Brown led the way for the Northeast Tigers with 36 points on 12 for 27 shooting from the floor to go along with seven rebounds while Liu Tianyi chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds.

Malcolm Thomas had a rough night on the offensive end as he finished with just four points on 2 for 8 shooting, including 0-3 from distance, but did manage 12 rebounds and three assists.

On the season, Fredette is averaging 38.4 points on 49.3 percent shooting from the field, including 41.2 percent from 3-point range and a blistering 92.9 percent from the free-throw line. He also chips in with 8.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals for the 22-4 Sharks.

Up next for Fredette and Shanghai is a match-up on Friday with Liaoning Flying Leopards. The Flying Leopards are just two games behind the Sharks in the CBA standings with a 20-6 record after a 108-95 win over Shanxi.

The Flying Leopards are led by Lester Hudson who is averaging 33.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Another familiar face in former NBA big man, Shavlik Randolph who is averaging 20.2 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

It will be the second meeting of the two teams on the season. The Sharks came away with a 117-105 win in the first match-up thanks to a monster night from Fredette who finished with 47 points on 17 for 31 shooting, including 8 for 17 from distance.

Jimmer Fredette and the Shanghai Sharks bounced back from their first loss of the season with a huge 117-105 win over the Liaoning Leopards on Friday night.

Fredette had one of his best offensive performances of the season in the win with 47 points on 17 for 31 shooting from the floor, including 8 for 17 from beyond the arc and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line. He added seven rebounds, six steals and three assists in 42:02 of action.

He had plenty of help as three other Sharks scored in double figures, including Liu XiaoYu who managed 22 points on 9 for 16 shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Cai Liang added 21 points on 10 for 14 shooting while Guerschon Yabusele chipped in with 15 points on 50 percent shooting to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.

Lester Hudson led the way for the Leopards who lost for just the second time on the season. He totaled 32 points on 7 for 15 shooting from 3-point range while adding seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Shavlik Randolph also had a nice outing with 23 points and 12 rebounds while Han Dejun registered 18 points and 11 rebounds.

On the season, Fredette is averaging 40.5 points on 51.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 45.5 percent from distance to go along with 7.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.5 steals for the 7-1 Sharks.

Up next for Fredette and Shanghai is a matchup with the Shanxi Brave Dragons. The Dragons are led by Jamaal Franklin who is averaging 40.5 points, 11 rebounds and 9.6 assists after a game on Wednesday night that saw him total 60 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds in a 157-152 loss.

Another key player for the Dragons is Samuel Dalembert who is averaging 13.8 points and 12.1 rebounds.