Sichuan found its formidable game in the second quarter, responding with a 17-2 run and taking a 41-39 lead going into the second half.
Meanwhile, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Bahia, their third successive Serie A victory. Hernane and Marcao were on the scoresheet for the visitors while Matheus Saldanha netted for Bahia.
Union gained momentum but missed the chance to extend the lead at the half-hour mark after Nico Schlotterbeck pulled wide from tight angle.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
Farias will be without key names from Bolivar and Jorge Wilstermann after officials from both clubs asked that their players be released from national duty to concentrate on the Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition.
Although Saint-Maximin limped off with 18 minutes to go Wilson then scored a penalty to make it 3-1 and ensure Burnley are still looking for their first point of the season. Enditem
Saturday ended with Newcastle United winning 3-1 at home over Burnley thanks to an excellent display from winger Allan Saint-Maximin and two goals from Callum Wilson. Enditem
Esteban Burgos scored from the penalty spot for Eibar after 28 minutes, only for Toni Villa to equalize for the home team eight minutes later. Marco Dmitrovic then saved a penalty, and even though Pape Diop was sent off for the second time this season with 18 minutes remaining, before Rodrigues' later header gave Eibar three vital points in injury time.
Jorginho scored two penalties in the 78th and 82nd minutes to assure a comfortable win in the best performance by Frank Lampard's side this season.
It was Flamengo's first victory in Brazil's top flight since they overcame local rival Fluminense 2-1 on September 9.
The Schalke coach promised to find a way to develop strategies to revitalize his players' confidence.