Shanxi and Henan played out a close game, although Shanxi ultimately won 76-70. Shanxi led the game by 9 points after the first half, but Henan did very well to surpass Shanxi in the third quarter.
Wuhan and Jiangsu were placed second and third in the league's championship group before Tuesday's third-round matches, and both teams needed to secure their place in the top two after this round to reach the league final.
Shanxi took over early in the second quarter, constantly attacking the basket through Fu and Liu in the paint, but Hebei soon charged back with a 9-0 run. Shanxi piled up a 43-38 lead at the break.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
Shanxi led 24-16 in the first quarter, seeing Hebei trail by five points before the half break.
As one of title contenders going into the current campaign, Xinjiang was back on a winning track following its defeat to Sichuan in Thursday's opener.
Farias will be without key names from Bolivar and Jorge Wilstermann after officials from both clubs asked that their players be released from national duty to concentrate on the Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition.
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.
Referee Daniele Doveri checks the field of play before the match at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, on Oct. 4, 2020. The Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Napoli scheduled on Oct. 4, 2020 was abandoned as the visiting Napoli team failed to show up after players tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
Alfaro was appointed Ecuador's head coach in August following the resignation of Jordi Cruyff.
"The absence of an important player like Cavani will always be felt but we have to be aware that we have players who are at a very good level in Europe. I'm sure that they will show the manager that they are ready," Suarez said upon his arrival at Montevideo's Carrasco international airport late on Monday.