1: Barca still has work to do
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and earned 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wu Tongtong, a member of Chinese women's national team, pocketed 21 points in the clash.
Meanwhile Southampton claimed a routine 2-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion, who is still searching for its first win of the campaign.
For Shao Ting, another national player changing her club during the off-season, the league's organizer has done an excellent job in terms of anti-virus measures.
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.
"They played great and showed their value on the court, which led to our victory," Li said.
German media accused Bayern of having made panic acquisitions while under time pressure to find suitable deals.
"I feel pretty happy for her. She played great today, and we didn't restrain her quite well. Witnessing her performance today, I feel that she has a bright future," Wu explained.
When Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from FC Barcelona many questioned the wisdom of allowing the striker to join one of Barca's main title rivals. Those feelings were strengthened when Suarez scored twice and gave an assist on his debut against Granada, but after two 0-0 draws in which Atletico hardly managed a shot on target against Huesca and Villarreal, doubts are re-appearing about Atletico's title credentials.
"If you impose yourself from the very beginning on the court, which I have in those first three matches here, then it makes it hard for them to really believe that they can come back and make a turnaround in the match," said the 2016 champion, who is seeking for an 18th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
James has been in sparkling form since joining Everton from Real Madrid on a free transfer last month, scoring three goals in his first four Premier League outings.