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

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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.  

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South Korea celebrate title in Incheon - 4 Years ago
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...   [read more]

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Asian Games 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. Philippines 1-2 
 3. Qatar 1-2 
 4. Kazakhstan 1-2 
Group Places 9-16
 1. Kuwait 3-2 
 2. S.Arabia 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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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 
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