"We mainly worked on guarding their three-pointers, also doing well on 3-pointers and rebounds on our own," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen commented.
As expected, head coach Gustavo Alfaro included Fenerbahce forward Enner Valencia and teenage Sporting Lisbon winger Gonzalo Plata in his 30-man squad.
Earlier in the women's race, the world record holder Brigid Kosgei defended her title in 2:18:58.
The two sides found their shooting range after the tip-ff, especially for Fujian who converted 4 of 5 shots beyond the arc, but Zhejiang managed a 31-26 lead after the first quarter.
Although concerns are increasing among fans, as one of Germany's most prominent sides might fail to secure its first-tier participation for next season, the former teacher claimed to believe in the team's potential.
Luis Enrique has handed a first call up to Levante midfielder, Jose Campana, while recalling Dani Caballos (Arsenal) and Sergio Canales (Betis) to a 25-man squad.
"But I told my players it is the utmost honor to play for the national team," he added.
Osasuna didn't play in midweek as its scheduled match against Granada was postponed to allow Granada to play in the Europa League, and the side from Pamplona should be fresher than Celta Vigo, who travels to the remodeled El Sadar Stadium after losing 3-0 at home to Barcelona.
In another game on Sunday, Beijing moved past Daqing 87-50. Enditem
The Tokyo Diving World Cup was originally scheduled to be staged from April 21 to 26 but was postponed to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the global situation still severe, the biennial diving tournament has been postponed again to April 18-23 next year.
"If every player can contribute, it will be an easier game for us," she noted.