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Asian Games Final Standings
 1. S.Korea
 2. Iran
 3. Japan
 4. Kazakhstan.
 5. China
 6. Qatar
 7. Philippine.
 8. Mongolia
 9. Kuwait
 10. Saudi Arab.
 11. India
 12. Hong Kong
 13. Jordan
 14. Taiwan
 15. Maldives
 16. Palestine
Points Per Game
 Mohammad Samad NIKKHAH BAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 22
 1. Nikkhah Bahr., IRI22.0 
 2. Tungalag, MGL16.6 
 3. Moon, USA16.3 
 4. Kanamaru, JPN15.1 
 5. Battuvshin, MGL15.0 
 6. Albaloushi, KUW14.0 
 7. Kolesnikov, AUS13.9 
 8. Singh, IND13.6 
 9. Singh, IND13.4 
 10. Mousa, QAT13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anton PONOMARYOV
  (210-C/F-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ponomaryov, KAZ9.3 
 2. Kolesnikov, AUS8.1 
 3. Douthit, USA8.0 
 4. Takeuchi, JPN7.9 
 5. Takeuchi, JPN7.9 
 6. Oh, KOR7.6 
 7. Haddadi, IRI7.6 
 8. Yousef, QAT7.3 
 9. Vishesh, IND6.8 
 10. Zhou, CHN6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Bhriguvanshi VISHESH
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Vishesh, IND4.0 
 2. Nikkhah Bahr., IRI4.0 
 3. Kamrani, IRI4.0 
 4. Hiejima, JPN3.9 
 5. Kim, KOR3.6 
 6. Yang, KOR3.1 
 7. Otgonbaatar, MGL2.8 
 8. Cho, KOR2.6 
 9. Alapag, USA2.6 
 10. Guo, CHN2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bhriguvanshi VISHESH
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vishesh, IND2.2 
 2. Battuvshin, MGL2.2 
 3. Otgonbaatar, MGL2.1 
 4. Kim, KOR1.9 
 5. AlShammari, KUW1.8 
 6. Yousef, QAT1.8 
 7. Afagh, IRI1.7 
 8. Singh, IND1.6 
 9. Murzagaliyev, KAZ1.6 
 10. Tenorio, PHI1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Qi ZHOU
  (217-C-96)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Zhou, CHN2.3 
 2. Lee, KOR1.9 
 3. Singh, IND1.8 
 4. Singh, IND1.8 
 5. Douthit, USA1.8 
 6. AlRashidi, KUW1.4 
 7. Haddadi, IRI1.1 
 8. Battuvshin, MGL1.0 
 9. Takeuchi, JPN0.9 
 10. Takeuchi, JPN0.9 


Asian Games Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Kuwait 3-0 
 2. Mongolia 2-1 
 3. Hong Kong 1-2 
 4. Maldives 0-3 
Group B
 1. India 2-1 
 2. Kazakhstan. 2-1 
 3. Saudi Arab. 2-1 
 4. Palestine 0-3 
Group C
 1. China 0-0 
 2. Taiwan 0-0 
Group D
 1. Jordan 0-0 
 2. S.Korea 0-0 
Group E
 1. Iran 0-0 
 2. Philippine. 0-0 
Group F
 1. Japan 0-0 
 2. Qatar 0-0 
Asian Games Stage Two Standings
Group G
 1. Iran 3-0 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. China 1-2 
 4. Mongolia 0-3 
Group H
 1. S.Korea 3-0 
 2. Philippine. 1-2 
 3. Qatar 1-2 
 4. Kazakhstan. 1-2 
Group Places 9-16
 1. Kuwait 3-2 
 2. Saudi Arab. 2-1 
 3. India 2-3 
 4. Hong Kong 1-2 
 5. Jordan 0-2 
 6. Taiwan 0-2 
 7. Maldives 0-3 
 8. Palestine 0-3 

South Korea celebrate title in Incheon (Photo: FIBA Asia)


Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Games Awards 2014 - Oct 14, 2014

Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Games 1st Team 2014
Makoto Hiejima
Hiejima
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Kolesnikov
Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Nikkhah Bahrami
Tae-Jong Moon
Moon
Hamed Haddadi
Haddadi

MVP: Tae-Jong Moon (198-F-75) of Korea
Best Guard: Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88) of Kazakhstan
Best Forward: Tae-Jong Moon (198-F-75) of Korea
Best Center: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran
Best Defensive Player: Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) of India

1st Team
G: Makoto Hiejima (190-G-90) of Japan
G/F: Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88) of Kazakhstan
F: Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) of Iran
F: Tae-Jong Moon (198-F-75) of Korea
C: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran

2nd Team
G: Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) of India
PG: Ahmad Albaloushi (182-PG-90) of Kuwait
F/G: Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) of Japan
C/F: Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) of Japan
C: Sek-Eun Oh (200-C-87) of Korea

Honorable Mention
Mahdi Kamrani (186-PG-82) of Iran
Sung-Min Cho (197-F-83) of Korea
Tae-Sool Kim (180-PG-84) of Korea
Abdulaziz Mohammad (186-G/F-87) of Kuwait
Daoud Mousa (193-G-82) of Qatar
Hussein Alkhabbaz (194-F-87) of Kuwait
Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80) of Philippines
Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) of India



South Korea celebrate title in Incheon - Oct 3, 2014

FINAL
South Korea - Iran 79-77
South Korea held off Iran in a thrilling battle in Incheon and conquered the Asian Games trophy. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) nailed 19 points to pace the hosts to the historic title. South Korea got to a confident start. The home team sank 25 points to ensure a 9-point advantage. Iran cut the deficit in the second frame. They pulled within 6 points at halftime 42:36. Iran unloaded 25 points in the third term to surge ahead. They entered the final quarter up by 3 points. But South Korea overcame the challenge and snatched a tough victory at the end. Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) netted 17 points, while Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) added 16 points for South Korea. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) responded with game-high 30 points for Iran. Haddadi Hamed (218-C-85) accounted for 14 points and 6 rebounds in the defeat.
3-4 Place
Kazakhstan - Japan 72-76
Japan overcame Kazakhstan in the consolation final in Incheon today. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) recorded 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead Japan to the Bronze medals at the tournament. Kazakhstan jumped at 22:20 lead after the first frame. But Japan erased the deficit to take a 42:37 halftime lead. Kazakhstan pulled within a single point at the final intermission. However Japan held their opponents to just 16 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) delivered 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Kazakhstan.


Iran and South Korea reach Final in Incheon - Oct 1, 2014

SEMIFINALS
Iran - Kazakhstan 80-78
Iran sneaked past Kazakhstan into the Asian Games Final. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) stepped up with 27 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds to lead the charge. Iran recorded a 48:42 halftime advantage. Kazakhstan however erased the deficit in the third term. They tied things up at 64 heading into the fourth quarter. Iran needed to work hard in the final stanza to eke out a tough victory at the end. Haddadi Hamed (218-C-85) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Pavel Ilin (196-G-92) and Anton Ponomaryov (210-C/F-88, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 16 points each for Kazakhstan.

Japan - South Korea 63-71
South Korea advanced into the Asian Games Final. The hosts held off Japan in the semifinal clash today. Lee Jong-Hyun (206-C-94) provided 12 points to lead the winners. Japan and South Korea exchanged baskets throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 34:34 at halftime. But the Korean side went on a 15:9 run in the third term to take a decisive lead at the final intermission. They dropped 22 points in the final stanza to seal the win. Yang Dong-Geun (181-G-81) tallied 11 points for the winners. Naoto Tsuji (185-G/F-89) responded with 18 points for Japan.
5-6 Place
Qatar - China 60-70
China fired past Qatar to clinch the fifth overall position at the Asian Games. Zhao TaiLong (193-G/F-90) and Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) finished with 15 points each to pace the winners. China silenced their opponents in the first period. They recorded a 29:10 lead after the opening quarter. Qatar cut the distance to just 8 points at the final intermission. But China held Qatar to only 7 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Baker Ahmad Mohammed (201-F-86) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds for Qatar.

7-8 Place
Philippines - Mongolia 84-68
Philippines defeated Mongolia to victoriously cap their Asian Games campaign. Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81) produced 25 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort. Mongolia recorded a 21:18 lead after the first frame. But Philippines used a 20:9 run in the second quarter to ensure an 8-point halftime lead. Philippines dropped 46 points in the second half to seal the victory. Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84), Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85, college: George Mason) and June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) had 11 points each in the win. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-SF-89) responded with 18 points for Mongolia.


Japan, Iran, South Korea and Kazakhstan reach semifnals in Incheon - Sep 28, 2014

Group G
Mongolia - Japan 70-96
Japan coasted past Mongolia to gain the second victory in Group G. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) and Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) stepped up with 23 points each to lead the winners as they advanced into the semifinal stage. Japan unloaded 49 points in the first half to build a 13-point halftime lead. Japan outgunned Mongolia in the second half to seal a well-deserved victory at the end. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sanchir Tungalag (190-G-89) responded with 26 points for Mongolia.

Iran - China 66-52
Iran outgunned China to remain undefeated in Incheon. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) came back into the line up to scored 14 points and issue 7 assists for the winners. Iran built a 35:26 halftime lead. They extended their lead to 12 points at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Iran advanced into the semifinal stage leaving China outside the title race. Haddadi Hamed (218-C-85) tallied 7 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) and Zhou Qi (217-C-96) responded with 10 points each for China.

Group H
South Korea - Qatar 65-58
South Korea beat Qatar to eliminate them from the title race. Kim Sun-Hyung (187-G-88) came up with 13 points to lead South Korea to the third straight victory at the tournament. Qatar gained a 17:12 lead after the first frame. But South Korea denied the deficit and pulled ahead for a 4-point lead heading into the fourth frame. The hosts held Qatar to just 13 points in the final stanza to seal the victory. Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) and Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) delivered 12 points each for South Korea. Daoud Mousa (193-G-82) responded with 16 points for Qatar.

Philippines - Kazakhstan 67-65
Philippines snatched narrow victory over Kazakhstan but failed to advance into the semifinals stage. Kazakhstan became the lucky team clinching the second position in a highly contestant Group H. Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80, college: Providence) provided 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Philippines to the victory. Jimmy Alapag (180-PG-77, college: CS San Bernar.) added 11 points for the winners. Pavel Ilin (196-G-92) responded with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Kazakhstan. Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.


Review of Day 8 in Incheon - Sep 27, 2014

Group G
Japan - China 79-72
Japan prevailed against China to gain the first victory in Group G. Makoto Hiejima (190-G-90) nailed 23 points to pace Japan as they caught up with China in the standings. China secured a 42:33 halftime lead. But Japan used a 25:11 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Ding Yanyuhang (200-F-93) and Zhou Peng (210-F-89) answered with 14 points each for China.

Mongolia - Iran 69-107
Iran claimed the second straight victory in Group G. They outgunned Mongolia to stay undefeated at the tournament. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) stepped up with 20 points to lead the winners. Iran grabbed a 52:37 halftime lead. They unloaded 37 points in the third term to stretch the margin at 36-point mark and never looked back afterwards. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) scored 19 points in the victory. Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg (183-G-88) and Munkhbold Bataa (191-F-86) nailed 13 points each for Mongolia.

Group H
Qatar - Kazakhstan 57-65
Kazakhstan stayed in the race for the semifinal ticket as they upset previously unbeaten Qatar. Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) had 22 points and 9 rebounds to pace the Kazakh team. Qatar piled up a 28:23 halftime lead. But Kazakhstan responded with a 25:14 rally in the third quarter to spur ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the fourth frame and sealed a vital victory at the end. Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Daoud Mousa (193-G-82) had 16 points for Qatar.

South Korea - Philippines 97-95
South Korea held off Philippines for the second victory in Group H. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) was unstoppable with 38 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Philippines looked solid in the first half. They fired 51 points to gain a 7-point lead. But South Korea cut the distance to just one point at the final intermission. South Korea sank 26 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) tossed in 17 points for the winners. Jimmy Alapag (180-PG-77, college: CS San Bernar.) responded with 25 points for Philippines. Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84) had 20 points in the defeat.


Review of Day 7 in Incheon - Sep 26, 2014

Group G
Iran - Japan 82-59
Iran fired past Japan to open win count in Group G. Oshin Sahakian (200-PF-86) nailed 17 points for Iran as they played without Nikkhah. Iran built a 45:37 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 15-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory in the fourth frame. Kamrani Mahdi (186-PG-82) netted 14 points for Iran. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) responded with 14 points for Japan. Makoto Hiejima (190-G-90) had 12 points in the loss.

China - Mongolia 108-67
China celebrated the first victory in Group G of the Asian Games. They bruised Mongolia behind 21 points from Zhao TaiLong (193-G/F-90). Gu QuAn (202-F-92) added 20 points, while Ding Yanyuhang (200-F-93) contributd 19 points for China. Sanchir Tungalag (190-G-89) responded with 15 points for Mongolia. China unleashed 32 points in the first frame to take a 14-point lead. They extended the margin at 15-point mark at the interval and cruised to the victory at the end.

Group H
Philippines - Qatar 68-77
Qatar upset Philippines to secure the first victory in Group H. Mohammed Yousef (204-C-82) nailed 19 points and pulled down 8 rebounds to pace the Qatari team. Phillipines eked out a 39:36 halftime lead. But Qatar responded with 20:11 rally in the third term to pull ahead. Qatar followed with a 21:17 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Boney Watson (183-PG-78, college: Sam Houston St.) finished with 15 points for the winners. Jimmy Alapag (180-PG-77, college: CS San Bernar.) responded with 15 points, while Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80, college: Providence) had 10 points in the defeat.

Kazakhstan - South Korea 60-77
South Korea cruised past Kazakhstan in Group H action. Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) stepped up with 16 points to lead well-balanced effort from the Korean team. South Korea accounted for a 42:26 halftime lead. South Korea kept Kazakhstan at bay throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Kim Tae-Sool (180-PG-84) had 12 points in the win. Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) registered 19 points and 8 rebounds for Kazakhstan.


Review of Day 6 in Incheon - Sep 25, 2014

Group C
China - Taiwan 59-58
China snatched a narrow victory over Taiwan to win Group C. Zhou Peng (210-F-89) and Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) scored 12 points each to pace the winners. China built a 9-point lead after three quarters of action. But Taiwan cut the distance to a single point late in the game and China had to withstand a fierce comeback effort from their opponents to snatch the victory. Tien Lei (202-F-83) delivered 10 points to pace Taiwan as they got eliminated from the tournament with the loss.

Group D
South Korea - Jordan 98-69
South Korea routed Jordan en route to the second straight victory in Incheon. The hosts led from start to finish in this one. South Korea piled up a 50:25 halftime lead. They stretched it to as many as 32 points at the final break and never looked back en route to the victory. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) scored 21 points to lead the hosts. Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) added 15 points for South Korea. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) responded with 28 points for Jordan. Mohammad Hussein (210-C-90) added 15 points in the loss.

Group E
Iran - Philippines 68-63
Iran toppled Philippines in the heated clash of two powerhouses in Group E. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners as they topped the group. Iran unloaded 29 points in the opening frame to take a comfortable lead. But Philippines erased the deficit and surged ahead for a 3-point advantage at the final intermission. Iran responded with an 18:10 rally to seal the win. Haddadi Hamed (218-C-85) tallied 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Iranian team. Paul Dalistan (184-G-89) responded with 11 points for Philippines.

Group F
Japan - Qatar 71-72
Qatar eked out a narrow victory over Japan to clinch the top position in Group F. Daoud Mousa (193-G-82) posted 15 points to lead Qatar to the victory. Qatar built a 39:31 halftime lead. Japan cut the distance to just 2 points after thirty minutes. They worked hard to deny the distance in the fourth quarter but Qatar managed to hold on to their slender lead at the end stealing the victory. Erfan Ali Saeed (198-PF-83) posted 13 points, while Khalid Suliman (198-G/F-87) added 12 points for Qatar. Naoto Tsuji (185-G/F-89) responded with 19 points for Japan.


Review of Day 5 in Incheon - Sep 24, 2014

Group C
Kazakhstan - China 59-76
China overcame Kazakhstan in their first game at the Asian Games. Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) stepped up with 14 points to pace China to the initial win in Group C. China built a comfortable 39:12 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Zhao TaiLong (193-G/F-90) delivered 10 points for the winners. Anton Ponomaryov answered with 11 points for Kazakhstan.

Group D
Mongolia - South Korea 67-90
South Korea cruised past Mongolia in the first game in Incheon. Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) came up with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. South Korea led by just a single point at halftime but they used a 30:12 rally in the third term to run away. Kim Sun-Hyung (187-G-88) chipped in 15 points for the winning side. Sanchir Tungalag (190-G-89) responded with 24 points for Mongolia.

Group E
India - Iran 41-76
Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) and Haddadi Hamed (218-C-85) scored 16 points each to pace Iran past India in the Asian Games opener. Iran secured a 38:28 halftime lead. They held India to just 13 points in the second half to claim a well-deserved victory at the end. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) responded with 10 points for India.

Group F
Kuwait - Japan 75-89
Japan coasted past Kuwait to gain the first victory in Group F. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) was responsible for 18 points in the win. Japan exploded with 55 points in the first half to secure a 23-point halftime lead. They boosted the gap at 25-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Naoto Tsuji (185-G/F-89) accounted for 14 points in the win. Ahmad Albaloushi (182-PG-90) responded with 16 points for Kuwait.


Review of Day 4 in Incheon - Sep 23, 2014

Group C
Taiwan - Kazakhstan 68-74
Kazakhstan surprised highly ambitious Taiwan at the start of the Second Stage at the Asian Games. Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) and Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) posted 18 points each to pace the Kazakh team to a vital win in Group C. Kazakhstan jumped to a 40:30 halftime lead. Taiwan cut the deficit in the third term however Kazakhstan unloaded 25 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Cheng Ju Lu came up with 17 points for Taiwan in the loss.

Group D
Jordan - Mongolia 74-83
Mongolia stunned Jordan at the start of action in Group D. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-SF-89) scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Mongolia. Jordan jumped at an 18:14 lead after ten minutes. But Mongolia went for 49 points in the next two periods to take an 11-point lead at the final break. Jordan scored 23 points in the fourth period but could not avoid the defeat. Sanchir Tungalag (190-G-89) recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Jordan.

Group E
Philippines - India 85-76
Philippines ensured the winning start to their Asian Games campaign. They held off India in Group E opener. Six players scored in double digits for Philippines. Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80, college: Providence) and Jeffrei Chan (188-F-83) came up with 14 points each for the winners. Philippines secured a 50:37 halftime lead. They extended the lead to 14 points in the third term and never looked back en route to the victory. Gary David (185-G/F-78) chipped in 13 points for the winners. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) responded with 16 points for India.

Group F
Qatar - Kuwait 79-69
Khalid Suliman (198-G/F-87) nailed 25 points and collected 9 rebounds to pace Qatar past Kuwait in Group F opener. Qatar built a 43:32 halftime lead. They extended the advantage to as many as 16 points at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Erfan Ali Saeed (198-PF-83) had 14 points for the winners. Ahmad Albaloushi (182-PG-90) answered with 17 points for Kuwait.


Review of Day 3 in Incheon - Sep 22, 2014

Group A
Hong Kong - Maldives 115-45
Hong Kong fired past Maldives to earn the first victory at the Asian Games. Six players scored in double digits for Hong Kong. Wong Chun Wai (196-C-85) and Cheng Kam Hing (189-F-85) came up with 20 points each for the winners. Hong Kong built a 54:17 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Mohamed Zilaal (179-PG-85) responded with 12 points for Maldives.

Kuwait - Mongolia 82-81
Kuwait snatched a narrow victory over Mongolia to win Group A. Abdulaziz Mohammad (186-G/F-87) scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Mongolia and Kuwaut were tied at 41 after the first half. Mongolia pulled ahead for a 5-point lead after three quarters of action. But Kuwait responded with a 24:18 run in the final stanza to seal the victory. Abdullah AlShammari (201-F-89) fired 12 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the victory. Sanchir Tungalag (190-G-89) responded with 23 points and 9 boards for Mongolia. Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg (183-G-88) had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Kazakhstan - India 61-80
India fired past Kazakhstan to finish on top of Group B. Joginder Singh (175-G-88) came up with 25 points to lead the winners. India dominated right from the start. They built a 47:31 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 19-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory afterwards. Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) posted 16 points for India. Anton Ponomaryov (210-C/F-88, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 16 points and 14 rebounds as Kazakhstan finished second in the ladder.

Palestine - Saudi Arabia 71-89
Saudi Arabia edged Palestine in teh final game at the Asian Games Group B. Mohammed AlSager (179-PG-85) recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds to pace the Saudis as they occupied the third position despite posting two wins in three games played in Incheon. Palestine built a 6-point lead at the interval. But Saudi Arabia unleashed 55 points in the second half to escape with the victory. Marzouq Almuwallad (180-PG-92) delivered 26 points for the winners. Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) responded with 26 points and 16 rebounds for Palestine.


Review of Day 2 in Incheon - Sep 21, 2014

Group A
Maldives - Mongolia 54-112
Mongolia exploded with 112 points en route to a comfortable victory over Maldives. Battur Ganbold (185-F-87), Bilguun Battuvshin (197-SF-89) and Odbayar Batdorj (193-PF-85) nailed 16 points each for Mongolia as they improved at 2-0 record in Group A. Ibrahim Rashwaan (182-PG-94) and Mohamed Zilaal (179-PG-85) replied with 12 points each in the defeat.

Hong Kong - Kuwait 65-81
Kuwait fired past Hong Kong to clinch the second straight victory in Group A. Ahmad Albaloushi (182-PG-90) and Hussein Alkhabbaz (194-F-87) scored 15 points each to pace the winners. Kuwait ensured a 40:34 halftime lead. Hong Kong pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But Kuwait went on a 22:9 run in the fourth term and sealed the victory. Abdulaziz Mohammad had 14 points in the win. Lee Ki (179-PG-87) responded with 16 points for Hong Kong.

Group B
India - Saudi Arabia 67-73
Saudi Arabia knocked down India in a tough battle in Group B. Fahad Belal (181-PG-91) nailed 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Saudi Arabia. They built a 40:27 halftime lead. India cut the deficit in the fourth quarter but stopped just a whisker away from victory. Mohammed AlSager (179-PG-85) delivered 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) responded with 19 points, 10 boards and 4 assists for India as both teams are now tied at 1-1 record in Group B.

Kazakhstan - Palestine 72-50
Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) nailed 21 points to pace Kazakhstan past Palestine in Incheon today. The Kazakh team piled up a 34:13 halftime advantage. Kazakhstan maintained the lead throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Pavel Ilin (196-G-92) chipped in 18 points for the winning side. Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) responded with 28 points and 12 rebounds for Palestine.


Review of Day 1 in Incheon - Sep 20, 2014

Group A
Kuwait - Maldives 116:44
Kuwait recorded the opening victory at the Asian Games in Incheon. They fired past Maldives in Group A action. Abdullah AlShammari (201-F-89) scored 23 points to pace Kuwait. Kuwait piled up a 59:17 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a comfortable victory. Ahmad Albaloushi (90) produced 14 points for the winners. Ibrahim Rashwaan responded with 15 points for Maldives.

Mongolia - Hong Kong 86:77
Mongolia outgunned Hong Kong in the opening game in Incheon. Sanchir Tungalag (190-G-89) was unstoppable with 31 points and 13 rebounds for Mongolia. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-SF-89) added 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Hong Kong earned a 21:17 lead ten minutes into the game. But Mongolia took over in the next periods. They ensured a 45:42 halftime advantage. Mongolia entered the fourth frame up by five points and held on to the lead throughout the final stanza. Reid Duncan (204-C-89) responded with 15 points for Hong Kong.

Group B
Kazakhstan - Saudi Arabia 89:59

Kazakhstan secured a comfortable victory over Saudi Arabia at the start of their Asian Games campaign. Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) came up with 18 points to pace the Kazakh team to the first victory in Group B.
Saudi Arabia jumped at 17:15 lead after the opening quarter. But Kazakhstan pulled ahead in the second frame. They surged in front for a 35:29 halftime advantage. Kazakhstan accounted for a 60:46 lead heading into the fourth frame. They cleared off for good in the final period. Dmitriy Klimov (202-F-88) had 17 points, while Pavel Ilin added 11 points for the winners. Marzouq Almuwallad (180-PG-92) responded with 19 points for Saudi Arabia. Ayman Almuwalled (198-C-92) had 14 points in the loss.

India - Palestine 89:49
India opened win count at the Asian Games in South Korea. They toppled Palestine in Group B. Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) came up with 25 points to pace the winners. India ensured a 20:6 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the margin at 17-point mark at halftime and coasted to the victory in the second half. Pratham Singh (189-G/F-91) and Bhriguvanshi added 11 points apiece for the winners. Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Palestine. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-F/G-87, college: Minnesota) had 14 points in the defeat.



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