Slovan Bratislava, one of the top title-contenders, was also close to losing its third in succession but managed to edge out Miskolc in OT to earn the first points of the season.
First reports speak of the current Formula 2 driver getting offered a seat in Formula 1 for next year's racing series. Rumors talk of Alfa Romeo signing the young German aside from Kimi Raikkonen.
The 35-year-old small forward posted a game-high 43 points in a rare 45 minutes of play.
"The players are finding their rhythm on the field, but they have yet to hit their best form to ensure a victory over South Korea next February," he said. "They need to further improve their techniques, coordination and tactics."
"The win was not just about me, but my girls' persistence and unswerving will," Ji noted.
In the day's other game, Shaanxi used a dominant 29-4 first quarter to overwhelm Daqing.
"We have to maintain an attacking mindset at all times," the 19-year-old told a virtual press conference.
Added to this the fact that the race was run in much colder conditions than usual, and that both of Friday's practise sessions had been washed out, there was an air of uncertainty for teams and drivers as they began the race.
"He was unable to train because of pain in his lower back," Lasmar told a virtual news conference. "He's shown a small improvement today, but it is important to consider that less than 24 hours have passed [since the injury]. He's traveled by bus and plane to be here, which has made treatment difficult.
With the installation of the 150-meter long span, Quader said the 32nd span among the 41 spans had been installed on the 6.15-km bridge, making 4.8 km of the bridge complete.
Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.