Freiburg staged a well-positioned defense from the kickoff and was able to keep Lucien Favre's men on the distance in the opening stage.
Nitra's second victory in a row was based on a continuous effort, sending a total of 41 shots toward Zvolen's goalie and scoring one goal in each period to edge out their opponents by a small margin 3-2.
Li felt a bit uncomfortable about Shandong's double team early in the match, but soon get used to that, making two baskets and feeding Chen's two layups, to help Inner Mongolia race ahead 19-15 in the first quarter.
The 33-year-old had scored 45 goals in 68 games and won two A-league championships since he joined the Sky Blues in August 2018.
Burel wasted three set points when she took a 5-3 lead in the first set and stormed to 40-0 in the ninth game. But Zhang battled back to save all three, and held the serve before breaking Burel's in the tenth to level the score at 5-5.
The 12th seed poured out his intense emotions on the court, yelling at himself or his coaches after wasting several chances.
Getafe went top of the table with that win and Jose Bordalas' men now visit Real Sociedad, whose defeat to Valencia served to confirm that they are missing the support of their home fans. The side from San Sebastian has won just one and lost four of the eight home matches since football returned to Spain in empty stadiums in the middle of June, and on Saturday it will be without the injured Adnan Januzaj.
"Players executed well even though we pulled away. I'm satisfied with their fighting spirit. But we have to improve on some details on both ends," Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong explained.
The Greek star will compete for a quarterfinal place with No. 18 seed Grigor Dimitrov. Enditem
Shanxi led 24-16 in the first quarter, seeing Hebei trail by five points before the half break.
Wuhan had the upper hand for most of a back-and-forth second half, heading into the final frame with a three-point margin, but had to watch as their lead slipped away.