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Shanghai beats Jilin for third consecutive win in CBA

Shanghai beats Jilin for third consecutive win in CBA

Dec 27, 2020

Zhuji (China), December 27: The Shanghai Sharks beat the Jilin Northeast Tigers 107-102 for their third consecutive win in the 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league here on Saturday.
Trailing 27-19, Shanghai fought back at the beginning of the second quarter thanks to Jimmer Fredette's long-distance 3-pointer, who later cooperated well with his fellow Marcus Denmon to overturn Jilin 52-50 before the interval.
Shanghai forward Wang Tong's slam dunk kick-started an inspiring opening for the team in the second half. With Denmon's continuous aggressive attack, Shanghai enlarged the gap to double digits, ending the third quarter with 85-73.
The score rose alternatively in the final quarter with Jilin's attempt to cut the deficit. However, Shanghai kept their momentum until the last moment when Luo Hanchen's 3-pointer and captain Zhang Zhaoxu's free throws helped them seal the victory.
Denmon notched a game-high 29 points and three rebounds, while Fredette added 27 points and seven rebounds. Dominique Jones grabbed 24 points for Jilin.
Source: Xinhua