"We haven't played an official game for a long time, so players were kind of excited, and we transferred a lot of positive energy on the court," Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca noted.
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
On the Beijing side, Shi Xiufeng and Ma Yina each contributed 14 points.
Two newly-promoted sides weren't as fortunate as Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright need to fight against relegation, along side Tianjin Teda.
Former international Chen Xiaojia powered Jiangsu's offense through consecutive baskets as Jiangsu went up 23-18 at the end of the first quarter.
Henan took the lead at the start before Shandong gradually controlled the pace of the match for a 19-11 advantage. Henan was unable to pick up the offense and lost the first set 25-15.
Other key matches this weekend saw Chelsea fight back from 3-0 down to take a 3-3 draw away to West Brom, while Manchester United won 2-1 away to Brighton and Everton maintained their 100 percent start to the season thanks to a 2-1 triumph away to Crystal Palace. Enditem
During his stint as the CTTA vice president between 1995 and 2014, Yao aided many athletes from other countries and regions to train in China, and helped to develop the sport in China and across the world.
PARIS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Rennes moved back to first in Ligue 1 with an impressive 3-0 win at Saint-Etienne on Saturday, while last year's runner-up Marseille needed a late equalizer to snatch a point at home against Metz.
Tang Miao shot the opener in the 42nd minute for Chengdu and his teammate Wu Guichao slotted home with a curled volley in the 79th minute, sealing the game against Inner Mongolia 2-0.
Celta meanwhile will put their faith in Aspas, who has already scored three goals this season and will be a handful for the Barca back line.