"We all agreed it was critical to deliver the season... as basketball finds itself on the doorstep of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where the Australian Opals are eying glory again and, just twelve months later, the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup will be hosted by Sydney." Enditem
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
"We came into this match with the mentality of challenging Xinjiang. I hoped that our players could show our style in such an intense game," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
"We would like all athletes to focus on their practise without worries," said Muto. Enditem
Many see the German team as having reached rock bottom when considering the mediocre performances over the past two years.
"I never make changes thinking about other games. You can't play two games in one game. It's not a good idea. The first changes were tactical changes to ... bring on fresh legs and try to score more goals."
Game six will be played on Sunday. Enditem
Two years later, when Wang was all set to climb up the ladder and make it into the national youth team, she was held back by injuries.
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
Argentina's next qualifier will be against Bolivia in La Paz next Tuesday. Enditem
The five-time world champions travelled to Peru with a full squad on Monday, having reported no positive coronavirus cases during mandatory daily tests.