From the department of jaw-dropping sports accomplishments, Quincy Douby scored 75 points yesterday as his Zhejiang team defeated Shanxi, 154-129. Charles Gaines, playing for the first time without his foreign running mate — CBA leading scorer Marcus Williams, who was recently suspended six months for pot use – scored 60 points and grabbed 29 rebounds in the loss.
Douby’s box score: 25 for 38 from the field, 9 for 15 on 3-pointers, 16 for 20 free throws,
8 1 rebound, 5 assists, 2 8 steals. 75 points. He was subbed out with 3:17 left to play, which is a shame because I’m sure people would have loved to see him surpass Kobe Bryant’s 81 points against Toronto in 2006.
As Jon Pastuszek of NiuBBall points out, Douby, a Rutgers alum, now holds the CBA’s individual scoring record in single regular season game (75 pts.), finals (53 pts.) and all-star game (44 pts.).
The game itself was played at a blistering pace, i.e. no defense, with Zhejiang leading 67-63 at halftime, behind Douby’s
35 23. A 42-26 third quarter blew the game open for the home team.
The below Sina highlight package, in a most classic example of burying the lead, doesn’t show any Douby buckets until late in the third quarter. One might come away with the impression that he scored a normal 30, or maybe 40 or 50. UPDATE, 1/4, 2:34 am: More highlights, including a spectacular dunk.