Dongguan scored 10 points in a row early in the first quarter, before Zhejiang responded with the same scoring run through consecutive layups and foul shots, leading 20-17 at the end of the quarter.
"I know footballers play under these conditions, but they are all the time moving," said Nadal after the latest ever finishing time for a match at the tournament.
Beijing, whose national team duo of Shao Ting and Gao Song had joined Sichuan during the offseason, lost to Jiangsu on Thursday. They regained a fine form on Sunday, with four players' double-figure points leading the way. Qi Yu posted a game-high 20 points. Shi Xiufeng and Qi Site chipped in 14 and 13 respectively.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
Saturday ended with Newcastle United winning 3-1 at home over Burnley thanks to an excellent display from winger Allan Saint-Maximin and two goals from Callum Wilson. Enditem
Several planned on-loan-transfers deals failed because implementing a buying-option was rejected as the selling clubs demanded an obligation.
"It's always exciting to play a qualifying round," said Suarez, who joined Atletico Madrid from their La Liga rivals Barcelona last month.
Shaanxi's Chen Yanyu was an assist shy of a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Li weighed in with 19 points.
With a perfect record in the new season, Jiangsu expects a tough route ahead as title contender Xinjiang awaits them on Saturday.
Defending champion Nadal was one of the "victims" of this epic clash, as his quarterfinals match against Sinner, which was scheduled as the last match of the day,had to start later and ended in the early hours of Wednesday.
Bayern stumbled and Hertha seized the chance to restore parity at 2-2 in the 72nd, after Cunha danced through the host's defence before beating goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the top right corner.