As the Shandong Golden Stars visited the Shanghai Sharks in the CBA, Shandong's new signing, A.J. Price would make his debut against the Sharks, the team he played for last season, and he was hoping to deal the league-leaders a blow, and try and snuff our their seven game win streak.
The first quarter didn't start well for the visitors. Managing only nine points in the quarter, and can't corral this rebound, as Shanghai open up a 13-point lead off Lu Wei's triple
Price would show off some quick hands, stealing the rock from Jimmer Freddette and sets up Wu Ke for the lay-up as Shandong goes in front.
Fredette led the Sharks on a 16-2 run in the third, as the hosts reclaim the lead.
But this one would go down to the wire -- Shanghai leading by two with one second remaining. Ding Yanyuhong misses the first. That means he needs to miss the second on purpose -- and hope they can score on the rebound -- and Sui Ran glides in for the putback. 102-102 and off to overtime.
In the extea session -- Fredette would can the triple -- to put the Sharks ahead by 1. 47 for the former NBA player.
With about 15 seconds leaft -- Zhang Zhao'xu hits a free throw to make it a 2-point game.
Shandong look disorganized as they try and draw up a play -- to try and tie it. Ding Yanyuhang misses a last lay-up, as Shanghai secure the rebound and claim their eighth straight victory.
Elsewhere defending champions Sichuan beat Qingdao 103-98, with Meng Da scoring 31 in the victory. Shenzhen beat Beikong 117-99 and sit 6th in the standings. Tongxi continued to struggle at the bottom were edged by Jiangsu 114-112.