Napoli was banned from traveling by local health authorities, after Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive for COVID-19.
"As a young team, playing against such a strong team as Xinjiang, we can learn and improve a lot," Li said after the match.
"We were not in a favorable form today, and didn't figure out their zone defense well in the last quarter," admitted Sichuan coach Pan Wei. Enditem
Having overcome last season's top-ranked side Beijing on Thursday, Jiangsu never looked threatened from the tip-off on Monday. They out-rebounded Tianjin 43-25 to score 26 points on second chances.
James, 29, has also impressed in his opening three matches for Everton in the Premier League following his summer move from Real Madrid.
The last set became a lop-sided affair for Tianjin, which went on a 12-4 run to pull away and kept the advantage until the end.
In the Chengdu division, Chengdu Better City edged off Beijing BSU 1-0 on Saturday to strengthen its leading position. Chengdu's midfielder Wang Xiaolong whacked a smart low shot into the net and gave Beijing BSU a two-game losing streak.
The Kip Keino Classic was the seventh and the last leg of the inaugural Continental Tour Gold meeting. Enditem
Loew had criticized the additional friendlies this year, as they are downsizing his time window for training sessions. Additional training is of more value for a team in a transition process than test-matches Loew stated.
On the Hebei side, Guo bagged a team-high 19 points. Ma Wen and Zhang Yaqi scored 13 and 12 points respectively.
Jiangsu took to attacking the basket from the paint early on, before going up 20-9 on a 14-0 surge. Jiangsu went on another 16-3 run to start the second quarter to extend its advantage to almost 30 points, and Shaanxi came no closer than 14 points during the entire second half.