Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.
"I also had a lot of days in my recovery when I wondered how I was going to play football again, but there were also good days that I'll never forget, such as starting to walk and it not hurting and then being able to run and in my first game back I scored after just 25 seconds."
Henan guard Feng Song was on fire from outside the paint, draining four 3-pointers in a row to score all of her 14 points in the third quarter.
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
Cheshmi was part of Iran's Esteghlal soccer team in the 2020 AFC Champions League in Doha and remained in Qatar after his team's elimination from the campaign.
"Seeing his dominance for so long, I don't think anyone - and especially me - thought I'd be anywhere near Michael's records. It's an incredible honour."
Gallardo has now scored 13 times and provided three assists in 14 Serie A matches this season.
Six Shaanxi players scored in double digits. Chen Yanyu led with 20 points, and Yang Luchenhong and Chen Xinlei registered 16 and 15 points respectively.
An emotional Ji, who burst into tears after the thrilling win, said she was aware of refreshing the league's all-time scoring record.
"I felt tired, but I had no complaint about it," she said.
PARIS, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- World No.6 Sofia Kenin booked her second Grand Slam final appearance after overcoming Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday in the French Open semifinal.