"I wanted to play this match as if it was the first round. I didn't want to think it was a semifinal because it would have stressed me out."
Trailing at 76-79 in overtime, Tianjin's Zhao Fangxin got three free throws at the stroke of the final whistle, but she missed all of them and saw the chance slip away.
"I told them to fight until the end no matter when leading or trailing. All efforts have paid off now," she said. Enditem
"I never make changes thinking about other games. You can't play two games in one game. It's not a good idea. The first changes were tactical changes to ... bring on fresh legs and try to score more goals."
"We showed our advantage in players rotation since the third quarter, so that players were in a favorable physical condition to compete in such an intense game," said Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong.
Arguably the player most fans will want to see is Barcelona's 18-year-old forward Ansu Fati, who was rested in midweek. Ansu will partner either Rodrigo Moreno or Gerard Moreno, and Luis Enrique will have to decide whether he gives Traore a chance in his starting 11 or continues with Olmo.
In order to make children interested in Tai Chi, she added more powerful movements to her regimen and told them: "Tai Chi contains the essence of Chinese Kung Fu, and our Chinese Kung Fu is very powerful".
Carrington came into contact with Sam Craigie on Sunday, so both players have been withdrawn from the event.
Yatai led from the start, and scored three more goals in the match's last ten minutes. After the win, Yatai topped the division and led Nantong by five points, which means the Changchun side has almost secured a berth in the promotion area with two rounds left.
In Group C, LGD came up with a risky line-up facing FNC and did not seize the opportunity in the decisive game, losing hope of progressing.
A whopping 7 goals ended in the goal of the champions of the three previous seasons who are having a very bad start into the new one, losing their third in a row and sitting humiliated on the bottom of the rankings in 12th place.