Shanghai Sharks star Jimmer Fredette hit 70 points in the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday but his team still lost 136-129 to the Sichuan Blue Whales after two overtime periods. Fredette’s 70, which came in 54 minutes, is the highest score of the CBA’s 2020-21 season. He is averaging 25 points per game this season after 31 games. It was his third time scoring 70 or more in the CBA, of only 10 total 70-point games in league history. No other player has done it twice. Former Brigham Young University standout Fredette – who played in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, the New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns – shared highlights of his third CBA career 70-point game on Twitter. The 70-point haul is not Fredette’s biggest in Sharks colours. He most recently helped himself to 75 in a game against Beikong in 2018, scoring 40 in the fourth quarter as once more he ended up on the losing side. Awesome game tonight here I’m China. Check the highlights below #70ball #11made3s #shanghai pic.twitter.com/GKKPB8uwpW — Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) January 25, 2021 Pierre Jackson hit a game-winning three for the Beijing side, the last of his 63 points in the game. Fredette also posted 73 in February 2017, in another double overtime loss – this time to the Zhejiang Golden Lions. This is second stint with the Shangai side after leaving in 2019 to sign for Phoenix. Are China leagues relying too much on foreigners to score points and goals? His hauls still fall someway short of the CBA single-game record held by Errick McCollum, who scored 82 points for Zhejiang Golden Bulls in January, 2015. McCollum also ended up on the losing side in that game. The CBA was long known for its free scoring foreigners but the massive points hauls had appeared to be a thing of the past since the league resumed in a bubble last summer. That continued through the new season, which began in October, with Fredette setting the bar on Monday. Jimmer Fredette scores 75 points but Shanghai Sharks still lose Beijing thriller Sichuan’s Marcus Georges-Hunt posted 68 points in the win, a record game-high for the Blue Whales and his career high. While foreigners have scored 70 or above nine times only one Chinese player has acheived the feat. Sun Jun of Jilin Northeast Tigers scored 70 in a blowout 139-94 win over Jinan Army in 2000.