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FIBA Asia Cup Final Standings
 1. Iran
 2. Taiwan
 3. Philippine.
 4. China
 5. Jordan
 6. Japan
 7. India
 8. Singapore
 9. Indonesia
FIBA Asia Cup Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. China 3-1 
 2. Iran 3-1 
 3. Japan 2-2 
 4. India 2-2 
 5. Indonesia 0-4 
Group B
 1. Philippine. 3-0 
 2. Taiwan 2-1 
 3. Jordan 1-2 
 4. Singapore 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Wei Long WONG
  Singapore S.
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Wong, Singapore S.15.5 
 2. Liu, Taiwan Beer15.5 
 3. Haddadi, Mahram14.8 
 4. Singh, IOB Chennai14.7 
 5. Wright, Nasr14.2 
 6. Gao, Guangdong ST13.0 
 7. Jamshidi, Azad13.0 
 8. Al-Dwairi, Ittiha.12.7 
 9. Davis, Pure Youth12.2 
 10. deOcampo, Talk N.12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  Smart Gilas
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Douthit, Smart Gil.11.7 
 2. Davis, Pure Youth11.5 
 3. Al-Dwairi, Ittiha.10.2 
 4. Haddadi, Mahram8.7 
 5. Kazemi, Petrochimi7.8 
 6. Goh, Singapore S.7.8 
 7. Singh, IOB Chennai6.9 
 8. Singh, ONGC6.7 
 9. Hanlin, Guangdon.6.6 
 10. Tao, Shandong FB6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bhriguvanshi VISHESH
  ONGC
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Vishesh, ONGC4.1 
 2. Wang, Guangsha L.3.3 
 3. Ishizaki, Ludwigsb.2.9 
 4. Veisi, Zanjan2.8 
 5. Liu, Taiwan Beer2.8 
 6. Chen, TAI N.2.5 
 7. Tanaka, Toyota A.2.4 
 8. Lee, Rain or Shine2.3 
 9. Tenorio, Barang.2.2 
 10. Haddadi, Mahram2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Cheng LIU
  Taiwan Beer
  (192-F-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Liu, Taiwan Beer3.8 
 2. Ng, Singapore S.2.2 
 3. Kazemi, Petrochimi2.2 
 4. Mashayekhi, Mahram2.0 
 5. Chen, TAI N.1.7 
 6. Singh, IOB Chennai1.7 
 7. Vishesh, ONGC1.6 
 8. Singh, IOB Chennai1.6 
 9. Wright, Nasr1.5 
 10. Gao, Guangdong ST1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Delvin GOH
  Singapore S.
  (199-C-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Goh, Singapore S.2.5 
 2. Zhou, Liaoning H.2.4 
 3. Haddadi, Mahram1.7 
 4. Douthit, Smart Gil.1.7 
 5. Liu, Taiwan Beer1.0 
 6. Lopez, M88 Aspac1.0 
 7. Al-Dwairi, Ittiha.1.0 
 8. Singh, Punjab Poli.0.8 
 9. Singh, ONGC0.7 
 10. Davis, Pure Youth0.7 

Iran celebrate Gold in Wuhan (Photo: FIBA Europe)

Iranian National Team for FIBA World Cup 2014

Starting five
Behnam Yakhchali
Yakhchali
Mahdi Kamrani
Kamrani
Mohammad Jamshidi
Jamshidi
Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Nikkhah Bahrami
Hamed Haddadi
Haddadi
4 Rouzbeh Arghavan 214-C/F-88 Zob Ahan Iran
5 Sajjad Mashayekhi 180-PG-94 Mahram Iran
6 Behnam Yakhchali 197-SG-95 Petrochimi Iran
7 Kamrani Mahdi 186-PG-82 Jiangsu TX China
8 Arsalan Kazemi 200-SF-90 Petrochimi Iran
9 Arman Zangeneh 202-PF-93 Mahram Iran
10 Hamed Afagh 193-SG-83 Petrochimi Iran
11 Oshin Sahakian 200-PF-86 Mahram Iran
12 Asghar Kardoust 212-C-86 Kazma Kuwait
13 Mohammad Jamshidi 199-SF-91 Azad Iran
14 Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 199-F-83 Mahram Iran
15 Hamed Haddadi 218-C-85 Mahram Iran


Mehmed Becirovic Head Coach Mahram Iran

Safa Ali Kamalian Assistant Foolad Mahan Iran

Mehran Shahintab Assistant Azad Iran



Iranian National Team for FIBA Asia Cup 2014


Starting five
Sajjad Mashayekhi
Mashayekhi
Saman Veisi
Veisi
Behnam Yakhchali
Yakhchali
Oshin Sahakian
Sahakian
Hamed Haddadi
Haddadi
4 Rouzbeh Arghavan 214-C/F-88 Zob Ahan Iran
5 Sajjad Mashayekhi 180-PG-94 Mahram Iran
6 Saman Veisi 200-SG-82 Zanjan Iran
7 Arman Zangeneh 202-PF-93 Mahram Iran
8 Mohammad Reza Akbari Bisheh 196-SF-86 Foolad Mahan Iran
9 Yonas Lalehzadeh 197-SG-89 Sanaye Iran
10 Behnam Yakhchali 197-SG-95 Petrochimi Iran
11 Oshin Sahakian 200-PF-86 Mahram Iran
12 Asghar Kardoust 212-C-86 Kazma Kuwait
13 Mohammad Jamshidi 199-SF-91 Azad Iran
14 Arsalan Kazemi 200-SF-90 Petrochimi Iran
15 Hamed Haddadi 218-C-85 Mahram Iran


Mehmed Becirovic Head Coach Mahram Iran

Safa Ali Kamalian Assistant Foolad Mahan Iran

Iranian National Team for William Jones Cup 2014

Starting five
Emad Salmani
Salmani
Hamed Hosseinzadeh
Hosseinzadeh
Saleh Foroutannik
Foroutannik
Meisam Mirzaei
Mirzaei
Mohammad Hassanzadeh
Hassanzadeh
4 Farid Haghayeghi 190-SG-85 Sanaye Iran
5 Emad Salmani 188-G-90 Foolad Mahan Iran
6 Hamed Hosseinzadeh 187-PG-87 Azad Iran
7 Mohammad Hassanzadeh 203-PF-90 Azad Iran
8 Amir Sedighi 203-F-93 Niroo Zamini Iran
9 Saleh Foroutannik 207-F/C-94 Afra Fars Iran
10 Rasoul Mozaffari 188-SG-94 Afra Fars Iran
11 Reza Ranjbar
Qazvin Iran
12 Mohammad Ojaghi 200-F-93 Mahram Iran
13 Mohammad Torabi 211-C-92 Foolad Mahan Iran
14 Meisam Mirzaei 210-C-92 Azad Iran
15 Masoud Soleimani 207-C Petrochimi Iran


Asia-basket.com All-FIBA Asia Cup Awards 2014 - Jul 22, 2014

Asia-basket.com All-FIBA Asia Cup 1st Team 2014
Zirui Wang
Wang
Paul Lee
Lee
Arsalan Kazemi
Kazemi
Quincy Davis
Davis
Hamed Haddadi
Haddadi

Best Player: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran
Best Guard: Zirui Wang (190-G-93) of China
Best Forward: Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90) of Iran
Best Center: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran

1st Team
G: Zirui Wang (190-G-93) of China
G: Paul Lee (184-G-89) of Philippines
SF: Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90) of Iran
F/C: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) of Taiwan
C: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran

2nd Team
G: Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) of India
PG: LA Tenorio (177-PG-84) of Philippines
SF: Shang Gao (200-SF-94) of China
F: Cheng Liu (192-F-90) of Taiwanr
F: Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81) of Philippines

Honorable Mention
Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) of India
Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) of Japan
Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) of Jordan



Iran celebrate Gold in Wuhan - Jul 19, 2014

FINAL
Iran - Taiwan 89-79
Iran defeated their FIBA Asia Cup title. They overcame Taiwan to repeat as the champions in Wuhan. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) stepped up with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Iran recorded a 26:21 lead after ten minutes of action. Taiwan bounced back in the second frame. They erased the deficit to level things up at 42. Iran notched 24 points in the third term to record a 4-point lead at the final intermission. Iran limited Taiwan to just 17 points in the fourth frame and rallied to the victory. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) recorded 20 points, while Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90, college: Oregon) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the champions. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) answered with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Taiwan. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) had 16 points in the defeat.
3-4 Place
Philippines - China 80-79
Philippines earned the 5th FIBA Asia Cup Bronze medals. They overcame China in the consolation final. Paul Lee (184-G-89) sank three free throws late in regulation to win the game for the Gilas. China got to a confident start to the game. They recorded a 24:15 lead after the opening quarter. Philippines cut the deficit at 6-point mark at the interval 38:44. Philippines pulled within two points at the final intermission 60:62. China were up by two 11 seconds remaining. But Kelanbaike Makan (198-F-92) fouled on Paul Lee with three seconds remaining and the latter one calmly sank three free throws to seal the victory for the visitors. Ranidel deOcampo posted 18 points to pace Philippines. Aguilar added 14 points, while LA Tenorio (177-PG-84) chipped in 12 points for the winners. Kelanbaike Makan responded with 23 points for China. Gao Shang (200-SF-94) and Tao HanLin (208-C-91) chipped in 11 points each in the loss.

5-6 Place
Jordan - Japan 79-72
Jordan finished their 5th FIBA Asia Cup campaign on a high note. They knocked down Japan to occupy the fifth overall position. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) and Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) accounted for 17 points each for the winners. Jordan scored 23 points in the first quarter and secured a 2-point lead at the first break. Japan held their opponents to just 12 points in the second term and ensured a 40:35 halftime lead. Jordan unloaded 20 points in the third term and regained the advantage at 55:53. Jordan scored 24 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory. Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) finished with 14 points and 16 boards for the winners. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85, agency: APAA Sports Group) responded with 20 points and 6 boards for Japan. Takumi Ishizaki (188-PG-84) netted 12 points in the loss.

7-8 Place
India - Singapore 85-36
India occupied the seventh overall position in FIBA Asia Cup. They outgunned Singapore in the final game at the tournament. Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) stepped up with 30 points to pace the winners. India registered a 26:10 lead after the opening quarter. They held Singapore to just 3 points in the second frame and opened a 49:13 halftime lead. India stayed in full control throughout the second half. They limited Singapore to 23 points in the next two periods and sealed the winning outcome. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) connected for 13 points and collected 10 rebounds, while Narender Kumar (185-G-88) contributed 14 points for the winners. Desmond Oh (178-SG-86) responded with 13 points for Singapore. Goh Delvin (199-C-95) had 8 points in the defeat.


Iran and Taiwan to clash for title in Wuhan - Jul 18, 2014

SEMIFINALS
Philippines - Iran 55-76
Iran advanced into the Final game at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They defeated Philippines in the semifinal clash tonight. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Iran opened a 20:13 lead after the opening quarter. The defending champions boosted the gap in the second frame. Iran secured a 39:28 halftime advantage. Iran kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. They entered the fourth stanza up by 17 points. Iran held Philippines to just 11 points in the fourth term and secured a comfortable victory at the end. Behnam Yakhchali (197-SG-95) produced 18 points, while Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) added 11 points for the winners. Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81), LA Tenorio (177-PG-84) and Gary David (185-G/F-78) tossed in 11 points each in the loss.

China - Taiwan 73-84
Taiwan advanced into the championship game at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They shocked hosting China in Wuhan today to set up the clash versus the reigning champions Iran in the Final. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) scored 22 points to pace the winners. Taiwan accounted for a 23:19 lead after the first frame. China erased the deficit in the second quarter. The hosts tied things up at 34 at the interval. Taiwan stepped on the gas in the third term. They poured in 25 points in the period to ensure a 4-point lead before the fourth frame. Taiwan went on a 25:18 run in the final quarter to seal the victory. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) recorded 16 points, while Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) added 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kelanbaike Makan (198-F-92) responded with 22 points for China. Hanlin Tao had 17 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

5-8 Place
India - Jordan 65-69
Jordan escaped with a narrow win over India at the classification round of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the winning side. Jordan will now take on Japan for the fifth overall position. India will play versus Singapore tomorrow. India continued their impressive performance at the tournament with a 17:11 run in the first period. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. India entered the second half up by six points 27:21. But Jordan shifted the gear in the second half. They sank 26 points in the third term to level things up. Jordan used a 22:18 run in the fourth period to escape with a narrow victory at the end. Mohammed Osman Hussein (G-92) had 10 points, while Rasheim Wright provided 8 points in the victory. Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) responded with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for India. Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) netted 14 points in the loss.

Singapore - Japan 48-82
Japan edged Singapore in the classification round clash in Wuhan. Yusuke Okada (185-G-84), Takeki Shonaka (180-PG-84) and Ryumo Ono (197-F/C-88) posted 11 points each to pace Japan. They will now take on Jordan for the fifth position at the tournament. Singapore will wrap up their campaign against India. Japan claimed an 18:11 lead after the opening frame. They boosted the gap in the second quarter. Japan secured a 38:25 halftime advantage. Japan extended the margin in the third period. They piled up a comfortable 26-point lead before the fourth stanza and coasted to the victory. Atsuya Ota (206-C-84) had 10 points for Japan. Wei Long Wong responded with 12 points for Singapore. Desmond Oh (178-SG-86) and Lim Sheng Yu (192-F/C-90) tossed in 10 points each in the loss.


Iran, Taiwan, Philippines and China advance into semifinals in Wuhan - Jul 17, 2014

Taiwan - Japan 76-62
Taiwan became the first semifinalists at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They overcame Japan in the quarterfinal clash in Wuhan today. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) stepped up with 22 points and 6 boards to pace the winners. Taiwan and Japan exchanged baskets throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes. Taiwan went on a 21:9 run in the second term to take a 41:29 halftime advantage. Japan cut the deficit in the third term. They pulled within 2 points at the final intermission. However Taiwan responded with a 25:13 run in the fourth term to secure a comfortable victory at the end. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) recorded 16 points, while Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) added 14 points and 20 rebounds for the winners. Daiki Tanaka (191-F-91) responded with 14 points for Japan. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) and Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) had 10 points each in the loss.

Iran - Jordan 75-60
Iran advanced into the semifinal stage of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They knocked down Jordan in the quarterfinal clash tonight. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) nailed 26 points to lead the defending champions. Iran jumped to a 21:12 lead ten minutes into the game. They held Jordan to just 10 points in the second frame to take an 11-point halftime advantage. Iran accounted for a 51:38 lead at the final break and maintained it throughout the fourth period. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) provided 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) and Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) tossed in 14 points each for Jordan.

Philippines - India 70-66
Philippines passed a tough test against India at the start of the FIBA Asia Cup playoffs. Paul Lee (184-G-89) nailed 15 points to pace Philippines into the semifinal stage of the tournament. They will now face the defending champions Iran. Philippines eked out a 20:17 lead after the opening frame. They stretched the lead to as many as 12 points at the interval 45:33. Philippines maintained the advantage in the third term. They entered the fourth quarter up by 13 points 60:47. But India went on a determined comeback rally in the final stanza. They pulled within five points with under two minutes remaining. Philippines did not panic in the dying moments and sealed the winning outcome. Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80, college: Providence) had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81) added 13 points in the win. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds for India. Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) and Pratham Singh (189-G/F-91) had 10 points each in the loss.

China - Singapore 84-37
China earned a comfortable win over Singapore to reach the semifinal stage at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. The hosts will now take on Taiwan in the semifinal encounter. Gu QuAn (202-F-92) netted 15 points for the winners. China accumulated an 18:10 lead after the first frame. The hosts held Singapore to just 4 points in the second quarter to ensure a 38:14 halftime lead. The margin grew at as many as 43 points at the final intermission. China kept Singapore at bay throughout the final frame and cruised to the victory. Gao Shang (200-SF-94) banked in 14 points, while Tao HanLin (208-C-91) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Wong Wei Long (187-G-88) responded with 10 points for Singapore. Ng Hanbin (192-G/F-89) and Lim Sheng Yu (192-F/C-90) posted 8 points apiece in the loss.


Quarterfinals are set in Wuhan - Jul 15, 2014

Group A
Indonesia - Japan 59-96
Japan ended their FIBA Asia preliminary round action with victory. They defeated Indonesia to clinch 2-2 record in the third position in Group A. Yusuke Okada (185-G-84) and Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) finished with 15 points each for the winners. Japan fired to a 25:11 lead after the first frame. They unleashed 31 points in the second quarter to pile up a 32-point halftime lead. Japan boosted their lead in the third term. They accounted for a comfortable 80:39 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Indonesia narrowed the gap in the final term but could not avoid the defeat. Ryumo Ono (197-F/C-88) chipped in 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the win. Xaverius Prawiro (182-SG-86) responded with 13 points for Indonesia. Ebrahim Enguio Lopez (183-SG-88) chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Iran - India 62-49
Iran recorded the third victory at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They prevailed against India to occupy the second position in Group A standings. Iran will now take on Jordan in the quarterfinals. India finished fourth in the group and would take on Philippines in the playoffs. India jumped to a 20:13 lead after the first period. Iran cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the interval 26:29. The defending champions used a 22:7 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. Iran held their opponents to just 13 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Iran. Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90, college: Oregon) added 13 points, while Arman Zangeneh (202-PF-93) had 7 in the victory. Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) responded with 17 points for India. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) contributed 11 points in the defeat.

Group B
Singapore - Taiwan 65-86
Taiwan earned the second victory at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They toppled Singapore in Wuhan to finish second in Group B action. Taiwan will now take on Japan in the playoffs. Singapore will play versus hosting China for the semifinal birth. Taiwan silenced their opponents in the first period. They raced to a 28:11 advantage ten minutes into the game. Singapore cut the deficit in the second frame. They pulled within 13 points at the interval 31:44. Taiwan regained control in the third stanza. They poured in 24 points in the quarter and secured a 24-point lead before the fourth quarter. Singapore could not recover in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end. Chang Jung-Hsuan (194-G/F-87) knocked down 20 points for Taiwan. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) and Lin Chih-Wei (200-C-92) netted 10 points each in the victory. Ng Hanbin (192-G/F-89) responded with 17 points for Singapore. Wong Wei Long (187-G-88) delivered 16 points in the loss.

Jordan - Philippines 70-71
Philippines outscored Jordan to stay undefeated at the FIBA Asia Cup. They occupied the top position in Group B and would face India in the quarterfinals. Jordan will now take on defending champions Iran in another playoff battle. Philippines snatched a 17:12 lead after the opening frame. Jordan erased the deficit in the second quarter. The teams were tied at 30 at the interval. Jordan pulled in front in the third frame. They ensured a 52:49 lead heading into the fourth stanza. But Philippines turned things around in the final frame. Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81) sank a late three-pointer to put Philippines in front 71:68. Rasheim Wright narrowed the gap from free throw line but Philippines escaped with a narrow win. Paul Lee finished with 16 points, while Ranidel deOcampo had 14 points for the winners. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) responded with 14 points for Jordan. Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) tossed in 13 points and pulled down 14 boards in the defeat.


Results and Stats from Day 4 in Wuhan - Jul 14, 2014

Group A
Japan - China 66-79
China recovered well after rather an embarrassing loss to India in the previous round and overcame Japan at the FIBA Asia Cup tonight. The hosts improved at 2-1 record in Group A following the victory. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) stepped up with 16 points and 11 rebounds to pace the hosts. Japan fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Japan gained an 18:14 lead after the first period. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Japan accumulated a 42:33 halftime advantage. But China picked up the tempo in the third term. They triggered a 25:10 run to surge ahead. China unloaded 21 points in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Gao Shang (200-SF-94) delivered 15 points, while Tao HanLin (208-C-91) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85, agency: APAA Sports Group) answered with 14 points for Japan. Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) provided 10 points in the loss.

India - Indonesia 91-55
India stayed on the winning track in Wuhan. They romped past Indonesia for 2-1 record at the FIBA Asia Cup. Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) stepped up with 16 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to lead the effort. India grabbed a 28:13 lead after the opening quarter. They went on a 21:7 run in the second frame to take a comfortable 49:20 halftime advantage. Things got even worse for Indonesia in the third term. India eased to a 32-point lead heading into the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the win. Prasanna Sivakumar (186-G/F-92) had 15 points, while Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) netted 14 points for India. Fandi Andika Ramadhani (185-SF-85) answered with 16 points for Indonesia. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (173-G-92) had 14 points in the defeat.

Group B
Philippines - Singapore 74-57
Philippines gained the second consecutive victory at the FIBA Asia Cup in China. They outgunned Singapore for 2-0 record on top of Group B. Paul Lee (184-G-89) and Gary David (185-G/F-78) scored 10 points each to lead well-balanced effort from the winners. Phillipines erupted for 25 points in the first frame and opened an 11-point lead. They stretched the lead to 12 points at the interval 43:31. Philippines limited Singapore to just 8 points in the third quarter and secured a 17-point buffer at the final break. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter as the Filipino side raced to the victory. Beau Belga (198-C-86) and Kevin Alas (183-PG-91) had 8 points each in the win. Ng Hanbin (192-G/F-89) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Singapore. Wong Wei Long (187-G-88) chipped in 16 points in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 3 in Wuhan - Jul 13, 2014

Group A
China - India 58-65
India wrote in a new page into their basketball history in Wuhan today. They handed the first ever defeat to China to improve at 1-1 record at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. Pratham Singh (189-G/F-91) and Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) scored 13 points each to pace the winners. India stunned their opponents in the first period. The visitors went on a 24:11 run to clear off. China got back to life in the second frame. They went on a 20:9 rally to pull within two points at the interval 31:33. China pulled ahead in the third term. They entered the fourth stanza up by 2 points. But India responded with a 17:8 rally in the final quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Bhriguvanshi Vishesh (192-G-91) posted 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the winners. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) and Gao Shang (200-SF-94) answered with 12 points each for China.

Indonesia - Iran 47-77
Iran bounced back from the loss to China and delivered their second win in Wuhan. The defending champions rolled past Indonesia for 2-1 record in Group A. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) stepped up with 18 points and 9 rebounds pace the winners. Iran gained a comfortable 27:13 lead after the first period. Indonesia responded with a 20:9 rally in the second term to cut the deficit. But Iran were back in control in the third frame. They triggered a 24:5 surge to accumulate a 60:38 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Iran held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth period and sealed a comfortable win. Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90, college: Oregon) chipped in 12 points and grabbed 13 boards, while Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) added 12 points for the winners. Ebrahim Enguio Lopez (183-SG-88) responded with 16 points for Indonesia. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (173-G-92), Oki Wira Sanjaya (190-SG-89) and Xaverius Prawiro (182-SG-86) tossed in 6 points each in the loss.

Group B
Singapore - Jordan 53-70
Jordan accounted for the first victory at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They held off Singapore in Wuhan. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) paced Jordan with 14 points as they improved at 1-1 record in Group B. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first frame. The scoreboard read 15:15 after the first stanza. Jordan pulled ahead in the second term. They ensured a 33:26 halftime advantage. The margin grew deeper in the third term. Jordan accumulated a 13-point lead at the final intermission. Jordan held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome. Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh (197-F-86) netted 13 points and pulled down 10 boards, while Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) added 12 points in the win. Wong Wei Long (187-G-88) responded with 33 points for Singapore. Lim Sheng Yu (192-F/C-90) chipped in 8 points in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Wuhan - Jul 12, 2014

Group A
Iran - China 51-64
China clinched the second consecutive victory at the start of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They overcame Iran to stay on top of Group A. Gao Shang (200-SF-94) netted 13 points and grabbed 6 boards to pace the winners. Iran and China traded baskets throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 14:14 after ten minutes. Iran pulled ahead in the second quarter. They posted a 30:27 halftime lead. Iran maintained the advantage throughout the third term. The defending champions entered the fourth frame up by three points. But China triggered a decisive 25:9 rally in the fourth term to seal the win. Tao HanLin (208-C-91) posted 12 points, while Kelanbaike Makan (198-F-92) added 11 points for the winners. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Iran. Saman Veisi (200-SG-82) netted 9 points in the loss.

India - Japan 52-75
Japan opened win count at the FIBA Asia Cup. They knocked down India for 1-1 record in Wuhan. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) came up with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Japan eked out a 15:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They boosted the margin to as many as 14 points at the interval 38:24. Japan sparked a 22:10 run in the third term to accumulate a comfortable 26-point buffer before the fourth stanza. India narrowed the gap in the final period but could not avoid the defeat. Yusuke Okada (185-G-84) had 11 points, while Takumi Ishizaki (188-PG-84) and Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) tossed in 10 points each for the winners. Amrit Pal Singh (210-C-91) connected for 15 points and 8 rebounds for India. Bhriguvanshi netted 8 points in the loss.

Group B
Philippines - Taiwan 78-64
Philippines registered the first win at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They overcame Taiwan in the opener. Paul Lee (184-G-89) stepped up with 18 points to lead the winners. Philippines gained a 20:10 lead after the first frame. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Philippines ensured a 36:26 halftime advantage. Taiwan stepped on the gas in the third term. They triggered a 24:11 rally to secure a 3-point lead before the final period. But Philippines unleashed 31 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Gary David (185-G/F-78) chipped in 16 points, while LA Tenorio and Ranidel deOcampo had 11 points each for the winners. Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) answered with 15 points for Taiwan. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) netted 13 points in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Wuhan - Jul 11, 2014

Group A
China - Indonesia 105-37
China celebrated the first victory at the FIBA Asia Cup. The hosts knocked down Indonesia in the first game at the tournament. Gu QuAn (203-F-92) and Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) posted 16 points each to pace China. China silenced their opponents in the first period. The hosts went on a 34:1 run to clear off. Indonesia stopped the bleeding in the second frame. They outscored China but still trailed by as many as 32 points at the interval. China went on a 27:6 run in the third term to finish off their opponents. Kelanbaike Makan accounted for 13 points in the victory. Pringgo Regowo (190-F-87) and Ferdinand Damanik (196-C-88) answered with 6 points each for Indonesia.

Japan - Iran 56-66
Iran claimed the first win at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup. They overcame Japan in Group A opener. Behnam Yakhchali (192-G-95) scored 13 points to pace well-balanced effort from Iran. Japan earned a 17:15 lead after the first frame. They stretched the lead to 3 points at the interval 33:30. But Iran turned the tables in the third frame. They held Japan to just 7 points and pulled ahead for a 45:40 lead at the final break. Iran scored 21 points in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) tallied 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Oshin Sahakian added 10 points in the win. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) responded with 10 points for Japan. Yusuke Okada (185-G-84) netted 9 points in the defeat.

Group B
Taiwan - Jordan 85-63
Taiwan got to the winning start of their 5th FIBA Asia Cup campaign. They knocked down Jordan in Group B opener. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) stepped up with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Jordan eked out a 20:19 lead after ten minutes of action. But Taiwan responded with a 24:14 run in the second term to gain a 9-point halftime lead. Taiwan controlled the tempo in the third term. They secured a 13-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Taiwan capped the regulation on a 20:11 run in the final period and sealed the winning outcome. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) finished with 18 points, while Peng Chun-Yen (185-G-89) netted 12 points in the win. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) responded with 21 points for Jordan. Wesam Al-Sous (185-PG-83) chipped in 15 points in the loss.



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