Xinjiang restrained Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break on the way to winning the game.
Three internationals against Turkey, followed by the Nations League encounter against Ukraine and Switzerland, seems to have come at an inopportune moment.
In other fixtures on Sunday, Fortaleza was held to a goalless draw by Atletico Goianiense, Coritiba drew 0-0 at home to Sao Paulo and Botafogo tied 1-1 at home by Athetico Paranaense. Enditem
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.
Xinjiang registered a balanced stat sheet in offense with five players scoring in the double figures, led by Han Xu's 13 points and 10 rebounds.
James' free kick was headed home by Yerry Mina on the stroke of halftime to put Everton back in front, before James rounded off an excellent individual display with two second-half goals.
In the 25km race, China's Gao Chongchong and Zhang Jiajing won the men's and women's group respectively.
Xinhua looks at some of the major talking points ahead of Thursday's opening day of fixtures in CONMEBOL's road to Qatar 2022.
Nadal will face Sebastian Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda, in the next round. The American youngster secured his first appearance in a Grand Slam round of 16 by beating fellow qualifier Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.
"I think we both played really well and a really great match. She played unbelievably good, considering she is so young, she has a very bright future," Zhang commented on her opponent.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)