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Japan scores 148 points against Sri Lanka, Okada 10 triples - Aug 8, 2009

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Yusuke Okada

Japan destroyed Sri Lanka in the last game of Preliminary Round ending it with 1-2 record in Group A. It means that Japan is going to new Group E, together with South Korea, Philippines, Iran, Taiwan and Kuwait. Sri Lanka continues in Classification Round. Yusuke Okada (185-G-84) was on fire in victory scoring 30 points (10 triples). Tomoo Amino (196-F/G-80) had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85) added 21 pts and 11 boards. In the loosing squad Chamath Danawansa (-83) provided 10 pts. All other players in this defeat had les than 8 pts.
Japan was way better team during the entire time. They opened the game with impressive 4-19 lead and it was a clear signal what is going to happen until the end. After ten minutes it was 11-36 for Japan. Nothing has changed in the next period as Japan stilled dominated in all basketball elements. In15th minute it was huge 16-52. Later Japan touched 18-60 and 25-82. That was real fiasco for Sri Lanka, who will try to register first win in Tianjin in Classification Round.
The championship continues on Monday.

Sri Lanka: Chamath Danawansa 10
Japan: Yusuke Okada 30, Tomoo Amino 25+12 boards, Kosuke Takeuchi 21+11 boards   

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