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China Edges Jordan 70-69 for Asian Championship - Sep 25, 2011

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China won the FIBA Asian Basketball Championship today by edging Jordan 70=69.

In a game that was close all the way, China led 16-15 after the first quarter but trailed 36-31 at the half. It led 59-56 after three quarters.

Jianlian Yi (212-C/F-87) led the way with 25 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocks. Liu Wei had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Wang Zhizhi had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Yi Li had 10 points and 3 rebounds. Sun Yue had 4 points and 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Zhu Fangyu 3 points and 6 rebounds in 30 minutes. Ding Jinhui had 5 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes. No other player saw significant time on the court. The stamina of China's veterans held up and none suffered a significant injury. This allowed China to win the tournament after playing so poorly in preliminary games where all the veterans were almost never able to play together because of injury.

Rasheim Wright scored 26 points for Jordan. Zaid Abbas had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Osama Daghles had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.


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Asian Championships Standings
Group E
 1. Iran 5-1 
 2. Philippine. 5-1 
 3. Japan 4-2 
 4. Palestine 3-3 
 5. India 3-3 
 6. Hong Kong 1-5 
Group F
 1. China 6-0 
 2. S.Korea 4-2 
 3. Lebanon 3-3 
 4. Qatar 3-3 
 5. Jordan 3-3 
 6. Kazakhstan. 1-5 
Group Places 13-16
 1. Taiwan 3-2 
 2. Singapore 1-4 
 3. Kuwait 1-4 
 4. Malaysia 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Sakakini, PAL22.4 
 2. Singh, IND21.7 
 3. Abu-Shamala, JOR21.5 
 4. Johnson, QAT21.1 
 5. Blatche, USA17.8 
 6. Youngblood, USA17.4 
 7. Legion, USA17.3 
 8. Yi, CHN16.7 
 9. William, PHI16.7 
 10. Hiejima, JPN15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Sakakini, PAL12.6 
 2. Takeuchi, JPN11.9 
 3. Goh, SIN10.4 
 4. Ponomaryov, KAZ9.4 
 5. Singh, IND9.2 
 6. Blatche, USA9.2 
 7. Davis, USA9.0 
 8. Yi, CHN8.8 
 9. Abu-Shamala, JOR8.5 
 10. Abbas, JOR8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6
 1. Qahwash, PAL6.0 
 2. Vishesh, IND4.8 
 3. Yang, KOR4.7 
 4. Johnson, USA4.5 
 5. Guo, CHN4.0 
 6. Arakji, LEB3.6 
 7. Johnson, QAT3.3 
 8. Kim, KOR3.2 
 9. Hiejima, JPN3.2 
 10. Youngblood, USA3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dong-Geun YANG
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Yang, KOR2.4 
 2. Cho, KOR2.3 
 3. AlSaeid, KUW2.0 
 4. Abbas, JOR2.0 
 5. Kamrani, IRI2.0 
 6. Legion, USA1.9 
 7. Abu-Shamala, JOR1.8 
 8. Vishesh, IND1.8 
 9. Hiejima, JPN1.8 
 10. Qahwash, PAL1.8 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Zhou, CHN2.0 
 2. Davis, USA2.0 
 3. Lee, KOR1.9 
 4. Zaghab, JOR1.4 
 5. Singh, IND1.3 
 6. Abdel Rahman, KUW1.3 
 7. Yi, CHN1.2 
 8. Haidar, CAN1.1 
 9. Blatche, USA1.1 
 10. Bawji, LEB1.1 
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