"Our defense slumped in the third quarter, and gave opponents many open shots from 3-point land," Hebei coach Ma Tao rued.
"We have shown that we can do our best in the face of the worst conditions," he said. "We have confidence of beating South Korea." Enditem
Then Zhejiang bounced back strongly in 3-pointers. Dong Ke'er broke its stalemate with a three-pointer with 4:44 remaining in the second quarter. Zhejiang sank three shots beyond the arc to commence its comeback, trailing at 43-44 at halftime.
Duvan Zapata put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute at Estadio Metropolitano with a lunging effort after Juan Cuadrado's driving run and perfectly weighted cross from the right.
Shanxi trailed as many as 15 points in the first half and strived to cut the deficit to 42-40 before the interval. Led by Chinese internationals Liu Jiacen and Wutongtong, Shanxi came back with a 44-33 second half.
"We want athletics to have a permanent home in Japan," he said. "It would be a perfect solution to bring the world championships here as soon as possible," he said.
Scoring 10 points in the first quarter, Cao Junwei was a driving force as Shandong ended the quarter up 25-18.
After a goalless 120 minutes, Rodak became the hero of the match when he saved Alan Browne's penalty, and when teammate Matt Doherty hit the crossbar Slovakia were through.
Ji, featuring in WCBA side Daqing as a coach-player, doubled up her happiness from record-breaking scoring performance on Friday with Daqing's first win during the current campaign.
Feng won a bronze medal at Rio in 2016, which was already a significant breakthrough in the eyes of many people, but Feng said it was far from enough.
They have met in eight Grand Slam finals, with each winning four times. This will only be the pair's second clash in the final of Roland Garros since 2014. They last battled for a major title was at the 2019 Australian Open, where Djokovic won in straight sets.