Shandong began to lose momentum after the interval, and Inner Mongolia scored many fast break points on turnovers. With a 30-point margin in hand before the last 10 minutes, Inner Mongolia met little challenge thereafter.
Wuhan and Jiangsu will vie for the league championship on this Sunday. Enditem
In a fiercely contested second quarter, which was halted by fouls often, Dongguan managed to go up by 19 points clear at halftime through steady performance on the free throw line, and went uncontested from Wuhan back from the locker room.
International table tennis events and activities have been suspended for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two-time Grand Slam winner committed just seven unforced errors throughout the one-sided encounter and broke her opponents six times.
Koeman's team looks faster, fitter and hungrier, with Philippe Coutinho getting involved and Leo Messi smiling again. There is a question mark over the lack of central defenders and with Clement Lenglet suspended against Sevilla on Sunday that looks to be their main weakness.
Earlier in the women's race, the world record holder Brigid Kosgei defended her title in 2:18:58.
"We contained their three-pointer shooting quite well," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen reflected.
The Argentinian bested Nadal in the Rome Masters quarter-finals last month for his first win against the world number two.
After leading 65-61, Shanxi rode on a 10-3 surge midway through the last quarter and withstood Hebei's comeback afterwards.
The 2020-21 WCBA regular season is played across two stages, with Chengdu, Sichuan and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia selected as respective hosts for each stage. The season is scheduled to conclude no later than January 5, 2021. Enditem