"That's what my team asked of me. That's what they needed me to do," Butler said of his performance. "I think the team brought me here for that reason, to help us win games. And I have to continue to do that for two more games."
"We always talk to each other and I know him from our time in the Barcelona youth system, we talk about the time we spent there," said Adama.
"Tai Chi has many benefits to the body," Liu said as she talked about her desire to use Tai Chi to help more people. In 2019, she began to teach children with cerebral palsy.
But he proved again that once he walks onto the clay court, he is the man to beat.
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.
Shanxi trailed as many as 15 points in the first half and strived to cut the deficit to 42-40 before the interval. Led by Chinese internationals Liu Jiacen and Wutongtong, Shanxi came back with a 44-33 second half.
"At the current stage, I put 70 percent in turning to a coach, with the remainder still playing on the court."
Messi told Barcelona officials that he wanted to leave in August before changing his mind two weeks later to avoid a legal battle with the club he has called home since the age of 13.
"I've battled with Dani [Alves] for a place in the team and that has made me a better player. I'm playing well for my club, I'm happy, and I think that everything that I've experienced in football until now has given me what I need to be able to pay for Brazil's national team and have more continuity."
The second quarter was contested more fiercely, with many body contacts and fouls. Fujian managed a three-point advantage at half-time.
"I was not aware of how I fitted into the new position," she admitted. "It was only two months away from the league's kick-off. I had to train myself, and layout tactics for players at the same time."