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Day 3 (Preliminary Round)

Group A
Indonesia Aug.20 Thailand 95%
Group C
Taiwan 50% Aug.20 Hong Kong
Group D
Philippines 50% Aug.21 China
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.  

S. Korea handily beats Mongolia for 2nd straight men's hoops win - 4 hours ago
Defending champion South Korea breezed past Mongolia 108-73 for its second straight victory in men's basketball at the Asian Games on Thursday. Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89, college: Missouri), a U.S.-born player who acquired his South Korean citizenship in January this year, scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while only playing in the first half of the Group A game at GBK Basketball Hall. Forward Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) had 17 of his game-high 20 points in the opening quarter alone w...   [read more]
Philippines wins opener over Kazakhstan, 96-59 - 4 hours ago
THE Philippine Basketball Association-powered national team got its 18th Asian Games campaign to a good start on Thursday, defeating Kazakhstan, 96-59, in their preliminary Group D match at the Gelora Bung Karno Basketball Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Got off to a strong start, the Philippine team just built on it the rest of the way, with a balanced and aggressive attack, to hold off the Kazakhs en route to the win. Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85, college: George Mason), Stanley Pringle (184-PG...   [read more]

Taipei Chinese basketball team bounced back, beating Japan 71-65 - 1 day ago
In the preliminary round of the Asian Games basketball, Chinese Taipei bounced back and defeated Japan, 71-65, to claim an important victory in Group C. Chinese Taipei was the better side in terms of offensive and defense rebounds in the 1st half. Its accuracy of two-point shots was also slightly higher than Japan (47 percent to 44 percent). However, the Taiwanese did not manage to score a single three-pointer in the first 20 minutes, missing all seven of their attempts beyond the three-p...   [read more]

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Asian Games: South Korea earn title in Incheon
Asian Games Standings
Group A
 1. S.Korea 2-0 
 2. Thailand 1-0 
 3. Indonesia 0-1 
 4. Mongolia 0-2 
Group B
 1. Iran 0-0 
 2. Syria 0-0 
 3. United Ara. 0-0 
Group C
 1. Taiwan 1-0 
 2. Japan 1-1 
 3. Qatar 1-1 
 4. Hong Kong 0-1 
Group D
 1. Philippine. 1-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. Kazakhstan. 0-1 

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