Chen's three-pointer extended Jiangsu's lead to 20 points early in the third quarter. Beijing never came closer than 15 points afterwards.
Shanghai coach Milos Paden said that when his side found themselves in early trouble, he simply asked them to do what they did every day in practice.
Finishing first in the preliminary heat of the men's 100m freestyle, Yu Hexin from Guangdong didn't show up in the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests, according to a new rule of the championships.
Emerson scored an own goal in the 48th minute of the game to make it 2-2 after goals from Aissa Mandi and William Carvalho overturned Fede Valverde's 14th minute opener for Real Madrid.
Beijing's Qi Yu stepped up by contributing a game-high 19 points, including seven in the opening period.
One of the reasons SIPG are considered a title contender is Oscar continuing his red-hot form on the pitch. The key man for the Shanghai side contributed five goals and eight assists in the first stage. But an overreliance on the Brazilian could be costly if he loses form or picks up an injury.
At Maccabi, Bender will collaborate with his compatriot, center Ante Zizic, who has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last three NBA seasons and joined the Israeli club in late August.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Sevilla came back from a goal down to get their season underway with a 3-1 win away to Cadiz.
Lincoln put the hosts ahead with a low strike after a counter-attack in the 26th minute and Fiorentina loanee Pedro capitalized on Gabriel Barbosa's unselfish slide-rule pass to double the lead on the half-hour mark.
That performance has put Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano under pressure and both he and Machin need wins to assure they are still in their jobs after the international break.