But Sichuan withstood her hot shooting as different players got on the scoreboard, leading 75-46 ahead of the last quarter thanks to Fang Zhuoya's 3-pointer buzzer-beater, killing any suspense in the game.
But the 56th meeting was a surprising one.
Butler finished with 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Heat, while Duncan Robinson added 26 points on 7-for-13 3-point shooting.
To support the delivery of the season, athletes have agreed to a uniform pay reduction of 15 percent with the exception of those already on minimum payments.
Also on Wednesday, powered by Dilana Dilishati's 21 points, Dongguan handed Wuhan its third straight loss into the season at 80-62. Enditem
He has been in impressive form for Galatasaray over the past month, with three goals from the opening four rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
Due to the strict preventative measures, even though new coronavirus infections and fatalities have been spiking worldwide and across the United States, COVID-19 activity has stayed comparatively low in California, where most key figures are either slowly declining or flattening. Enditem
After only a month of preparation, the Feng Shanshan golf club opened to public. The club is in an indoor space with a dozen of simulators. It is located in Haizhu district, just 15-minute drive from Guangzhou's Central Business District.
The Heat led for most of the game, thanks to brilliant performances from Butler and Robinson, but the Lakers came roaring back in the fourth quarter to take the lead behind the outstanding play of James.
"We didn't execute as we prepared for. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem