"We haven't played for a long time. We played a bit tight today, but took our chance at last," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
"We put on a good defense, both with and without possession, but admittedly there is a gap separating the two sides," he noted. Enditem
Wuhan had the upper hand for most of a back-and-forth second half, heading into the final frame with a three-point margin, but had to watch as their lead slipped away.
Elsewhere Villarreal's Gerard Moreno retains his place in the squad after an excellent start to the season, as does FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati, who scored in the 4-0 defeat against the Ukraine a month ago. Meanwhile Mikel Oyarzabal is also recalled after he too had to drop out in September after testing positive for COVID-19.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi again pushed their lead back to double figures on Wu's three-point play with 2:50 left before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
Shandong built a 17-7 lead at the beginning of the second set, while Tianjin found it difficult to erase the deficit.
World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop of Kenya was second in 15:11.11 while Margaret Kemboi also of Kenya taking the third spot In 15:13.38. Ethiopian Tsigie Gebreselama (15:19.79) was fourth.
He will also miss the first four Champions League group matches in which Real Madrid line up against Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach following Thursday's draw.
"It's not easy for us to return to court. I always want to say thanks to all medical staff across the country for giving us a safe environment to play. We appreciate it a lot," Wu said.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and earned 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wu Tongtong, a member of Chinese women's national team, pocketed 21 points in the clash.