A fierce battle ensued in the final 10 minutes. Zhang Ru made a three-pointer as Henan pulled the score back to 68-72 heading to the final minute, but they could not complete the comeback, as Shanxi sealed the win with free throws.
The goalless draw follows another 0-0 away to newly promoted Huesca in midweek and even though Luis Suarez was in the starting 11 for the second time in four days, he looked to be lacking match-fitness as Atletico produced just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
Sichuan found its formidable game in the second quarter, responding with a 17-2 run and taking a 41-39 lead going into the second half.
Dong contributed 26 points, five boards and six assists to Zhejiang, while her teammate Huang Jiali pocketed 26 points and 10 rebounds. Wang Jiaqi of Zhejiang added 11 points, plus 12 assists. Enditem
When Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from FC Barcelona many questioned the wisdom of allowing the striker to join one of Barca's main title rivals. Those feelings were strengthened when Suarez scored twice and gave an assist on his debut against Granada, but after two 0-0 draws in which Atletico hardly managed a shot on target against Huesca and Villarreal, doubts are re-appearing about Atletico's title credentials.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who has to work out what his most effective line up without the injured Eden Hazard is, could start with Wednesday's goal scorer, Vinicius Jr alongside Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
The Austrian, and two-time finalist in Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, reached the fourth round in Paris for the five consecutive year.
"As a young team, playing against such a strong team as Xinjiang, we can learn and improve a lot," Li said after the match.
Colombia will face Venezuela in Barranquilla on Friday and Chile in Santiago four days later.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
The defending champions, who had lost their first two games of the new season, have now bounced back with four consecutive wins to move up to second place.