Qi constantly kept driving to the basket and drawing fouls late in the third quarter. Beijing's 40-point margin heading into the final frame was irreversible for Daqing.
Li also denied the rumors that China will limit the number of naturalized players in the national team. "Jiang Guangtai and Fei Nanduo did well in the CSL. They also expressed a strong desire to play for the national team. We hope to better know each other through training," he said.
"I've had two fantastic years here at Sydney FC and have cherished every moment of my life in Australia," he said.
Elsewhere, Athletic Club were linked with a late return of former striker Fernando Llorente only for the deal to fall through, while Valencia coach Javi Gracia is rumored to be considering resigning after a summer which saw the departure of players such as Dani Parejo, Ezequiel Garay and Rodrigo Moreno without any new arrivals to strengthen a squad which failed to qualify for Europe last season.
"We haven't had an official game for quite a long time, thus leading to our huge anticipation towards it. All of us are excited about coming back on court," added China's national team center.
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.
Gaston is to challenge third seed Dominic Thiem in the fourth round. Earlier in the day, the Austrian had claimed another straight-sets victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.
The Schalke coach's options seem limited due to financial uncertainty and the transfer window closing this Monday at midnight.
Without Li Yueru protecting the rim, Hebei trimmed the deficit to six points midway through the second quarter, but it was the closest they would come. Li responded by scoring eight points from the bench. Inner Mongolia held their nerve to build a 46-31 halftime lead.
Kitata's compatriot Sisay Lemma was three seconds further back to finish third.
"I did not want to travel far and decided to enjoy my vacation in a more leisurely way," she said. "Kart racing helps me releave the pressure of work."