Ex NBA players continue to produce stellar numbers in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Former Boston Celtics and Ghana Forward Ben Bentil was vital in leading Xinjiang Flying Tigers 112-107 win over Liaoning Flying Leopards.
However, the Ghanaian was not the only former NBA player on the roster. Former Celtics Guard Lester Hudson and former Philadelphia Sixers Forward Shavlik Randolph combined for 58 points for Liaoning.
In other games, Guangdong Southern Tigers beat Shandong Golden Stars 104-94 with Guangdong’s hitherto NBA trio, Carlos Boozer, Donald Sloan and Yi Jianlian leading the Tigers. Two time NBA Champion Norris Cole scored just two points for Golden Stars before exiting the game with an injury.
Former Sacramento Kings sharp shooter Jimmer Fredette continues to light up China as he led Shanghai Sharks to a 102-90 over defending champion Sichuan Blue Whales. Fredette top scored in the game with 39 points.
Bentil was drafted 51st by Boston Celtics before Indiana Pacers signed him prior to this season. He made his way to China after playing just a game against Greensboro Swarm in the NBA Development League for Pacers affiliate side Fort Wayne Mad Ants.