In a finely balanced match, where the two teams saw the biggest lead of eight points, Ji missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer that could have secured Daqing's win in regulation time.
In the last 10 minutes, North Macedonia's Goran Pandev and Gjoko Zajkov scored respectively to capture an important point for his team. Enditem
"I wasn't surprised by what Messi did because I know him well," Suarez said. "He knew the pain I was feeling. The way it was handled, as if I was being thrown out, is what hurts most. There were other ways to do it. They were six years and that's what bothered him [Messi] too. I see him as a friend and he knows how we suffered." Enditem
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics in zone defense from the second quarter," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.
"It was good to decompress the situation a little bit and send strength to all Argentines."
Brazil will face Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday.
The Spaniard rewrote history again in Paris after sweeping old rival and top seed Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the men's singles final on Sunday, lifting his 13th La Coupe des Mousquetaires and equaling Roger Federer's men's all-time record of winning 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
In Group D, TES double killed DRX to rank first.
That did spark the momentum for the Greek, he broke Djokovic's service in the 12th again to claim the set and won another in the fourth.
"We did a good job to stop their points from the paint, and this brought us an advantage in this match," said Shanghai coach Milos Paden, who revealed that injured guard Peng Szu-Chin will miss the first stage matches of the regular season. Enditem