BRATISLAVA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- BKM Lucenec stretched its winning streak in the Slovak basketball premier league to four out of four rounds by narrowly beat Patriots on the road, 78-77.
The third-place match on the same day saw Shanghai RCB beat Beijing BG Development 3-1. Enditem
The 31-year-old Liu shot 13 of 20 from the floor and pocketed 29 points. Xing Jinbo led the Shanxi bench with 16 points. Wu Tongtong and Yu Dong nailed 17 and 13 respectively.
Then Zhejiang bounced back strongly in 3-pointers. Dong Ke'er broke its stalemate with a three-pointer with 4:44 remaining in the second quarter. Zhejiang sank three shots beyond the arc to commence its comeback, trailing at 43-44 at halftime.
Wu Tongtong got 21 points, Yu Dong scored 16 points while Zhao Zhifang added 13 for Shanxi.
That did spark the momentum for the Greek, he broke Djokovic's service in the 12th again to claim the set and won another in the fourth.
Arias was taken off on a stretcher in the 12th minute of Friday's clash at Estadio Metropolitano after colliding with Darwin Marchis in an incident that left the Bayer Leverkusen player's left foot jutting sideways from his ankle.
Five Sichuan players scored in double digits, led by Hu Yueming's 13. Shao Ting nailed 11 points.
In a race of unusual attrition by modern standards, five drivers failed to see the chequered flag. Following the early retirements of Russell and Bottas, Renault's Esteban Ocon, the Red Bull of Alex Albon and McLaren's Lando Norris all pulled off with mechanical trouble, with Norris' stricken car prompting the late deployment of the safety car.
The Patriots had a chance to sink a buzzer-beater, but guard Henri Wade Chatman failed to hit the target behind the free-throw line at the last second.
"A professional player's career could be short, but in this way, football will always be a part of my life," she said.