W. Dawkins

NBA’s Luis Scola Scores 45 In China

Author: W. Dawkins
NBA’s Luis Scola Scores 45 In China

NBA player and Argentina star Luis Scola poured in 45 points to lead the Shanxi Brave Dragons past the Qingdao Eagles 140-121 in the Chinese Basketball Association.

 

The 6-9, 240-pound forward made 5 threes, while shooting a red-hot 71 percent (5-of-7) from behind the arc and 62 percent (13-of 21) from two-point range.

 

Scola also had 15 rebounds, 7 assists and a steal in the game.

 

The NBA’s Brandon Jennings added 25 points, 11 assists, and 5 steals for Shanxi in the win.

 

For Qingdao, Jonathan Gibson (New Mexico State) had 38 points, while Terrence Jones (Kentucky) added 22 points in the loss.

 

Bu the star of the game was Scola, who is fifth in the CBA in rebounding and 10th in scoring this season, averaging 33.5 points and 14 boards for Shanxi.

 

He comes from the NBA where he averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.8 minutes a game last season with the Nets.

 

An international star, Scola led Argentina to the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and to the bronze in 2008 in Beijing.

 

He has played 141 games for the national team and is a four-time MVP at the FIBA Americas Championships (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015).

 

In the summer of 2015, Scola guided Argentina to a berth at the Rio Olympic Games with a comeback win over Mexico in the FIBA Americas Championship semifinals.

 

He was the basketball team captain in Rio and carried the Argentina flag into the 2016 Olympic Games’ opening ceremony.

 

Scola was a second round pick (56th overall) by the Spurs in the 2002 draft.

 

He has averaged 12 points and 6.7 rebounds in 10 NBA seasons with the Rockets, Suns, Pacers, Raptors, and Nets.

 

 

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