Gracia had been close to resigning from the club he only joined in the summer due to his frustration over the club's work in this summer's transfer window, which saw key first team regulars such as Ferran Torres, Dani Parejo, Ezequiel Garay, Francis Coqueilin, Rodrigo Moreno and Cristiano Piccini all leave with nobody signed to replace them.
Back from a treatment following a hard fall, Xing converted a four-point play, highlighting Shanxi's scoring run that pulled itself within two points at the break.
Ukraine pulled one goal back with a penalty by Ruslan Malinovskyi.
Having given a second chance as a World Cup-winning coach two years ago, Loew is struggling in his attempt to keep his reputation. "We need to be able to play at least two different systems, that's why we stick to the plan to implement a chain of three in the back," Loew replies.
Gracia remains Valencia coach on Thursday morning, but for how long is still uncertain. Enditem
"It means the world," the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
"Two days ago, the Polish team received information that two members of the German national team, training at the same facilities, are infected with the coronavirus. We immediately decided that our entire team should be tested," explained Niedzwiedzki.
The historic moment arrived in the second quarter when Ji made one of two free throws with 8:36 left, thus surpassing WCBA legend Miao Lijie's 7,299 career points.
Six Shaanxi players scored in double digits. Chen Yanyu led with 20 points, and Yang Luchenhong and Chen Xinlei registered 16 and 15 points respectively.
"We have shown that we can do our best in the face of the worst conditions," he said. "We have confidence of beating South Korea." Enditem
"Our defense slumped in the third quarter, and gave opponents many open shots from 3-point land," Hebei coach Ma Tao rued. Enditem