Cedric Bakambu finished second with a stunning strike in the 27th minute after a goal was disallowed for offside in the opening time.
Despite a large deficit, Ji never winced and constantly attacked the basket. But boasting a balanced offense, Shandong didn't let the win slip away from their hands. With a 77-39 advantage heading into the final frame, Shandong killed any suspense about the result.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.
Two newly-promoted sides weren't as fortunate as Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright need to fight against relegation, along side Tianjin Teda.
Fujian's form faded suddenly in the middle of the third set as Shanghai staged a 9-0 scoring run, including three points from serving. Shanghai then kept the huge lead until the set ended.
In handing down his decision on Sunday, judge Luiz Philippe Vieira said the Rio-based lower court did not have the jurisdiction to suspend a match played in Sao Paulo.
Newly-crowned US Open winner Dominic Thiem also claimed straightforward victory as the Austrian beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the afternoon.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League (CSL) has revealed the fixtures and format for the second stage of the 2020 CSL season on Sunday.
Shenhua will play the next stage against city rivals SIPG, who have already qualified in the top spot of Suzhou Division.
"Our young players have got increasingly more opportunities which is reflected by an increase of playing time and goals," said Dong Zheng, general manager of CSL.
The clubs are hoping for similar rules set up for the German national team ahead of internationals in October, including a game in Kiev.