German media accused Bayern of having made panic acquisitions while under time pressure to find suitable deals.
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.
Fueled by Han Ziqi's eight straight points, Tianjin jumped into a 14-5 start, forcing Shanghai into a timeout.
Referee Daniele Doveri checks the field of play before the match at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, on Oct. 4, 2020. The Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Napoli scheduled on Oct. 4, 2020 was abandoned as the visiting Napoli team failed to show up after players tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
"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.
Zhejiang led the game from the first quarter, and widened the gap to 12 points after the first half with 45-33. Dongguan, a powerhouse last season, had no chance to win the game in the second half because its national trio of Li Yueru, Yang Liwei and Huang Sijing departed to Inner Mongolia during the offseason.
When facing Turkey in a friendly in Cologne, the national coach Joachim Loew not only has to give several of his vital players a break but also to deal with various cancellations.
"We had a poor start as our players didn't show enough mentality, but I'm satisfied with the players' performance in the following three quarters," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying commented.
According to the ITTF, both the Women's World Cup (November 8-10) and Men's World Cup (November 13-15) will be held in Weihai, east China's Shandong province.
Palmeiras has not lost since a 1-0 defeat to Corinthians in the Sao Paulo state championship on July 22.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Captain Wu Tongtong nailed 21 points.