The result at Estadio Beira-Rio left Internacional second in the standings, two points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro, who have a game in hand.
Slovan Bratislava, one of the top title-contenders, was also close to losing its third in succession but managed to edge out Miskolc in OT to earn the first points of the season.
Earlier on Thursday, Paraguay drew 2-2 at home to Peru and Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 in Montevideo.
Sport dominated the second half but squandered several chances to equalize as Botafogo secured their second consecutive victory to climb out of the relegation zone. Sport slipped to ninth in the 20-team standings.
CHENGDU, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu recorded its fourth win in as many games, overcoming Xinjiang 90-78 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Saturday.
The 35-year-old small forward posted a game-high 43 points in a rare 45 minutes of play.
"They carried it out quite well," said Ji after 45 minutes of play, despite her exhaustion and swollen Achilles tendon. "Everything has paid off."
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Cao's contribution in scoring went on, while Luan Luan also stepped up to widen the gap to 12 points midway through the second quarter.
"Although she is thin and small, she does a great job. If you ask me where Liu is, I'll tell you she's either in class or on the way to class," Wu added. Enditem
Henan guard Feng Song was on fire from outside the paint, draining four 3-pointers in a row to score all of her 14 points in the third quarter.