The game was decided with the final possession. After Li Jinjun converted one of two free throws, Shaanxi went up 80-78 with 11.3 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Wuhan's Liang Juanzhi missed a jumper that could have sent the match into overtime.
In a fiercely contested second quarter, which was halted by fouls often, Dongguan managed to go up by 19 points clear at halftime through steady performance on the free throw line, and went uncontested from Wuhan back from the locker room.
"We're focused on the fact that we're really looking now at January 1 to start the season up. Our hope is to have a full season, full regular season, and to have fans in the building, but there are a lot of things that have to transpire, many of which, if not most of which, are beyond our control, before we can finalize our plans," Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Tuesday.
In the Changzhou division, Tan Long scored a hat trick to propel Changchun Yatai to a 4-1 victory against Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.
"We didn't perform well in the first quarter. We had a tough start, but ultimately took our chance," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying reflected.
Wuhan did enough work to contain Xinjiang after the tip-off, but Xinjiang pulled away with a 17-2 spurt before the halftime for a 38-25 lead.
The Spaniard, who is seeking his 13th title at Roland Garros, defeated Sinner 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1 to set up a rematch with Diego Schwartzman on Friday.
The river-crossing competition was one of the activities of the 2020 Liuzhou International Water Carnival.
Elsewhere, Sassuolo registered another comprehensive victory as it beat Crotone 4-1 with Francesco Caputo's brace.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
Despite three losses in a row coming into the season, Wuhan coach Li Xin expressed her satisfaction in some respects.