"I was definitely not pleased with the way I played the finishing stages of the third and fourth sets, but I was very pleased with the way I kept my composure mentally throughout the entire match," said Djokovic. "I did feel that even though I lost the third and fourth, I still felt like I was the better player on the court. I had more control. I just felt comfortable playing."
Lakers guard Danny Green missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer, followed by a Markieff Morris turnover in the last minute, Heat guard Tyler Herro closed the game out for the Heat with a pair of free throws.
"The concept of MMC is not new. In the past, it was more like two separate areas in one building. However, this time, Beijing 2022 will fully integrate the two to redefine the concept. The IOC hopes to take this chance to promote this practise to future Olympic Winter Games or even Olympic Games," Xu said. Enditem
"James played well and he's going to keep improving," the Portuguese said. "He was trying to get his goal today, but with 15 minutes left it seemed important to me to give him a rest.
"Today, he is unable to train. We will wait until tomorrow [Friday] to give a definitive answer to [head coach] Tite."
Mori said last month that Bach expected to visit Japan in late October.
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.
Despite being winless so far this season, Wuhan coach Li Xin would rather see some improvement from her young players.
Shandong trimmed the deficit to four points midway through the last quarter, but could not get closer afterwards.
The decision will limit mobility into and out of the Spanish capital, where Spain will entertain Switzerland at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.
But the 56th meeting was a surprising one.