Fujian's Wang Qiuyi scored a career-high 29 points but still couldn't stop the team from losing. Sichuan kept its double-figure margin during the ensuing three quarters, with its biggest lead at 30 points with two minutes left to play.
"It was a very hard and equally balanced match. The initial tie was fair and then we got lucky in the penalty lottery," said Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik afterwards.
"As a young team, we haven't played many tough games like this, so we cherish it a lot," Sun noted.
"I am really grateful to Luis Enrique and all of the staff and the doctors, who have helped me. I was looking forward to thanking them on the pitch," added Adama, who said Luis Enrique, the head coach of the Spain's national team, asked him to always give everything and show the qualities.
The games between the two clubs are thought the most balanced derby in Slovak basketball premiership. The previous five match-ups of these teams were also ended with no more than a 5-point difference. Enditem
"I was definitely not pleased with the way I played the finishing stages of the third and fourth sets, but I was very pleased with the way I kept my composure mentally throughout the entire match," said Djokovic. "I did feel that even though I lost the third and fourth, I still felt like I was the better player on the court. I had more control. I just felt comfortable playing."
These three players have all been included in the squad for the Champions League along with John Stones, who remains at Manchester City despite his erratic form since joining from Everton in 2016.
Many see the German team as having reached rock bottom when considering the mediocre performances over the past two years.
Hebei is still winless this season. Guo finished with a game-high 31 points. Chen Jinting and Ma Wen added 15 and 13 respectively.
The talk is about 21-year-old Mick who have felt the burden of being compared to his father, the seven times world champion and Formula 1 record holder Michael Schumacher (51).
"I have seen more and more young parents bring their children to play golf, which makes me believe golf will have a bright future in China," she said. Enditem