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Jimmer Fredette had a one of his biggest scoring outputs of the season, but it wasn’t enough to stop the balanced attack of the Blue Whales who came away with a 122-116 win over the Sharks on Sunday.

Fredette finished the night with 50 points on 17 for 34 shooting from the floor, including 9 for 17 from beyond the arc and 7 for 7 from the foul line. He also came up big in other ways with game highs of six assists and five steals while also contributing six rebounds in 44:58 of action off the bench.

Hamed Haddadi had a huge performance of his own for Sichuan who improved to 16-14 with the win. He registered 38 points on 14 for 20 shooting from the field and 10 for 16 from the foul line to go along with 22 rebounds.

Six other Blue Whales scored in double figures, including Meng Da who managed 24 points and six rebounds while Zhang Chunjun added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

He also had plenty of help on the backboards as the Blue Whales outrebounded the Sharks 56-34, including 17-7 on the offensive end.

Liu XiaoYu added 19 points for the Sharks who dropped to 25-5 with the loss.

Guerschon Yabusele also had a solid showing with 17 points on 7 for 12 shooting from the floor while adding eight rebounds, three assists and three steals while Lu Wei chipped in with 14 points on the strength of a 4 for 6 shooting night from 3-point range.

On the season, Fredette is averaging a league-leading 37.4 points a night on 49.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.9 percent from 3-point land and 92.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also contributes 8.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.8 steals.

Up next for Fredette and Shanghai is a match-up for with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. The Flying Tigers are just one game behind the Sharks at the top of the CBA standings with a record of 24-6.

They are led by Darius Adams and Andray Blatche. Adams is leading the way with 33.3 points, 6.0 assists and 5.8 rebounds while Blatche puts up 24.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.






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.

While the Texas Legends got roughed up in a 148-122 loss to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, former BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth had by far his best game of his professional career, setting new career bests in points, rebounds and steals.

In the loss, he totaled 16 points on 6 for 10 shooting from the floor and 4 for 6 from the foul line. He added a game-high 17 rebounds, including seven boards on the offensive end, to go along with a team-high six steals and five assists in 42 minutes.

He got going on the early on offensive end with seven first quarter points while adding seven rebounds and a pair of assists.

He got on the score board when he took the ball into the key before spinning back to the baseline for a tough little fall away jumper.

Following an offensive rebound put back, he added a strong take to the rim for a lay-up for his third basket in the quarter.

He scored his only other basket of the half with a tip-in after following up his own shot to push his totals to nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.

He made his presence felt on the defensive end early on in the third with a two steals off of Okaro White. Collinsworth was also active on the backboards with an offensive rebound that turned into his only basket of the quarter as well as four boards on the defensive end.

He added one more basket in the fourth when he took the ball to the rim off the dribble and finished with the two-hand jam. He added a pair of free-throws and three more rebounds while collecting back-to-back steals and another assist in the closing minutes to finish out his night’s work.

On the season, he is averaging 7.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the field with 8.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals in 28.4 minutes.

Up next for Collinsworth and the Legends is a rematch with the Skyforce on Saturday night.