The arrival of the national quartet of Li, Yang Liwei, Huang Sijing and Li Yuan meant Inner Mongolia, playing in the WCBA for the second year, emerged as a rising powerhouse.
Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
Alba's natural replacement in the Barca squad, Junior Firpo, is also injured at the moment, although he is expected to be able to return to training in the coming days. Enditem
Zhao Xuetong had 19 points for Sichuan, Hu Yueming and Gao Song each got 17 points. Shen Yi contributed 18 points and eight assists for Dongguan.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
In her WCBA debut, Fang displayed impressive speed and sharpness on the offensive end, but due to a lack of experience, she was called two offensive fouls in a row when the two sides were involved in jigsaw-like contention in the third quarter.
"We will always pay attention to the development of brilliant Chinese coaches, club management and youth talents, in order to contribute more for the long-term development of Chinese football," the club said.
Wolves also claimed three points thanks to Pedro Neto's 56th minute goal at home against a Fulham side still looking for its first point since returning to the top-flight.
The Kyodo news agency said that despite the mass infections, the club's Pacific League game against the Orix Buffaloes went ahead as planned on Tuesday. The Chiba side lost 3-0 at home.
BERLIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Robert Lewandowski scored four goals to help Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin 4-3 in the closing game of the third round in the Bundesliga on Sunday.