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 2. Kazma 9-1 
 3. Al Jahraa 8-2 
 4. Al Arabi 7-3 
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 6. Al Nasar 6-4 
 7. Al Yarmook 4-6 
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D1 Round 8: Al Kuwait lose to Al Nasar - Jan 20, 2017


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There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

The biggest surprise took place in An Nasr where host Al Nasar (3-4) edged league's leader Al Kuwait (6-1) 69-66 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Al Kuwait. Al Nasar have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 3-4 record. Al Kuwait at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kazma. Al Kuwait will play next round against strong Al Arabi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kuwait City - Al Arabi. Al Nasar will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Kazma as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Kazma smashed 8th ranked Al Sahel in Kuwait City 88-55. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Al Sahel at the other side dropped to the ninth place with five games lost. They share the position with Al Yarmook. Al Sahel will play next round against Al Qadsia trying to get back on the winning streak. Kazma will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Al Jahraa. Third ranked Kazma faced second-ranked Al Jahraa. Guests from Kuwait City (7-1) defeated host Al Jahraa (5-2) 80-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Jahraa. Kazma keeps a position of league leader. Loser Al Jahraa dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Al Arabi.
Leader Al Kuwait delivered the sixth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Al Yarmook (1-5) 90-68 in Kuwait City. Al Kuwait (6-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Despite that victory Al Kuwait went down to second position due to points difference. Al Yarmook lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with five games lost. Al Kuwait's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kuwait City Al Arabi.
The game in Sulaibikhat supposed to be also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Al Qadsia (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Al Sulaibikhat (1-4). Al Qadsia smashed Al Sulaibikhat 93-64 on Sunday. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 4-1 record. Al Sulaibikhat lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with four games lost. Al Qadsia will face Al Sahel (#9) in Abu Halifa in the next round. Al Sulaibikhat will play on the road against Al Yarmook in Yarmouk and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 8 Al Nasar was defeated by Al Arabi in Kuwait City 70-63.

Kazma - Al Sahel 88-55

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Kazma as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Kazma smashed 8th ranked Al Sahel in Kuwait City 88-55. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Al Sahel at the other side dropped to the ninth place with five games lost. They share the position with Al Yarmook. Al Sahel will play next round against Al Qadsia trying to get back on the winning streak. Kazma will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
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Al Arabi - Al Nasar 70-63

There was no surprise in Kuwait City where 6th ranked Al Nasar (3-4) was defeated by fourth ranked Al Arabi (5-2) 70-63 on Sunday. Al Arabi have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Jahraa. Loser Al Nasar keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kuwait City to the arena Al Kuwait.
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Al Kuwait - Al Yarmook 90-68

Leader Al Kuwait delivered the sixth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Al Yarmook (1-5) 90-68 in Kuwait City. Al Kuwait (6-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Despite that victory Al Kuwait went down to second position due to points difference. Al Yarmook lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with five games lost. Al Kuwait's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kuwait City Al Arabi.
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Al Sulaibikhat - Al Qadsia 64-93

The game in Sulaibikhat supposed to be also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Al Qadsia (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Al Sulaibikhat (1-4). Al Qadsia smashed Al Sulaibikhat 93-64 on Sunday. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 4-1 record. Al Sulaibikhat lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with four games lost. Al Qadsia will face Al Sahel (#9) in Abu Halifa in the next round. Al Sulaibikhat will play on the road against Al Yarmook in Yarmouk and hope to win that game.
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Al Nasar - Al Kuwait 69-66

Round 8 in D1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in An Nasr where host Al Nasar (3-4) edged league's leader Al Kuwait (6-1) 69-66 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Al Kuwait. Al Nasar have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 3-4 record. Al Kuwait at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kazma. Al Kuwait will play next round against strong Al Arabi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kuwait City - Al Arabi. Al Nasar will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
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Al Jahraa - Kazma 65-80

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Al Jahraa. Third ranked Kazma faced second-ranked Al Jahraa. Guests from Kuwait City (7-1) defeated host Al Jahraa (5-2) 80-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Jahraa. Kazma keeps a position of league leader. Loser Al Jahraa dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Al Arabi.
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