The five-time SBL champion Inter Bratislava, who was to grab its sixth before the pandemic forced the season to end prematurely without a champion crowned, put on a solid start in Lucenec, leading by three points after the introductory period but the home team turned things up a notch and won all the remaining periods under the leadership of the American guard Dominique Hawkins who led the scoring department with 27 points.
Earlier on Friday, Jiangsu defeated Shanghai 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 26-24) in the third-place match.
Without Li Yueru protecting the rim, Hebei trimmed the deficit to six points midway through the second quarter, but it was the closest they would come. Li responded by scoring eight points from the bench. Inner Mongolia held their nerve to build a 46-31 halftime lead.
Against Huesca and Villarreal, Atletico showed their old problems as they struggled to create chances against well-organized rivals, while Suarez looked sluggish.
"We didn't handle some big shots well due to a lack of experience," admitted Wuhan coach Li Xin. Enditem
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shaanxi clawed back to edge Wuhan 80-78 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
The 45-year-old Li, who spent his entire playing career with Luneng, was one of the key members in China's only World Cup experience in 2002. As a player, Li helped Luneng win one Chinese top-flight title, three CFA Cup titles and one CSL Cup title.
The 2020-21 WCBA regular season is played across two stages, with Chengdu, Sichuan and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia selected as respective hosts for each stage. The season is scheduled to conclude no later than January 5, 2021. Enditem
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.
"I don't care about the result of the river-cross competition, I only want to feel the fighting spirit against waves," Zhu added. Enditem
Peng Szu-Chin led Shanghai's charge with 25 points. Li Yingyun and Zhang Zhiting contributed 24 and 21 respectively. Zhang also grabbed 11 rebounds.