"Starting a qualifying tournament with a win gives us motivation and desire to work even harder to make sure that we continue on this path," he added.
The forward missed most of last season after knee surgery and although he was able to return after the break for the coronavirus, another knee injury interrupted his start to the new season.
Peng Huaqian led Wuhan with 17 points, and Ha Wenxi and Deng Ruijie bagged 13 and 11 points respectively.
The Real Madrid star, who wore the captain's armband under the rotating leadership policy of manager Tite, said the team needed more time to gel following several changes to the starting eleven.
47-year-old Liu is in high spirits during her preparations for the upcoming Tai Chi exhibition in the city of Liling, located in central China's Hunan province.
Now fans can't wait to see another emerging star to enter the stage in an Alfa Romeo in Friday's free training session.
The competition in Group B lost suspense after just two games, as JDG could not surpass DWG in points due to an accidental loss.
In another game on Monday, Shanghai pulled off an overwhelming victory over Dongguan 68-54.
"He was unable to train because of pain in his lower back," Lasmar told a virtual news conference. "He's shown a small improvement today, but it is important to consider that less than 24 hours have passed [since the injury]. He's traveled by bus and plane to be here, which has made treatment difficult.
Ji took up swimming at the age of five, but switched to basketball three years later.
Playing at a high level for a decade, Ji said she has no secret other than self-discipline and hard work.