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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 95% Aug.21 China
South Korea celebrate title in Incheon - Oct 3, 2014


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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.  



S. Korea handily beats Mongolia for 2nd straight men's hoops win - 2 days 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 - 2 days 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]

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Taipei Chinese basketball team bounced back, beating Japan 71-65 - 3 days 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
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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 
Group C
 1. Taiwan 1-0 
 2. Japan 1-1 
 3. Qatar 1-1 
 4. Hong Kong 0-1 
Group D
 1. Philippines 1-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. Kazakhstan 0-1 

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