That performance has put Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano under pressure and both he and Machin need wins to assure they are still in their jobs after the international break.
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.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
Having overcome last season's top-ranked side Beijing on Thursday, Jiangsu never looked threatened from the tip-off on Monday. They out-rebounded Tianjin 43-25 to score 26 points on second chances.
MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid suffered an important injury blow on Friday when it was confirmed that right back Dani Carvajal injured a ligament in his right knee during the club's morning training session.
Dong was a lethal weapon on offensive end, scoring 12 points down the stretch as Zhejiang rode on a 14-0 spurt to race ahead 46-27 midway through the second quarter.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
"We will see several unusual results not only in the Bundesliga but all over Europe. I think we are ahead of an exciting season," the 60-year-old predicted.
In the men's 1,500m race, world leader Cheruiyot fought off compatriot Kumari Taki in a fierce home straight brawl to take the win in three minutes and 34.31 seconds in front of 2000 spectators that were allowed the entry under COVID-19 control protocols.
After both exchanged serves in the following two games, a more experienced Zhang then delivered a dominant performance in the tie-break to seal the first set.
Li also denied the rumors that China will limit the number of naturalized players in the national team. "Jiang Guangtai and Fei Nanduo did well in the CSL. They also expressed a strong desire to play for the national team. We hope to better know each other through training," he said.