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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.  

China Wins Gold Medal After 2nd-Half Comeback vs. Iran - 1 month ago
China outscored Iran by 16 points in the second half en route to an 84-72 comeback victory in the 2018 Asian Games men's basketball gold-medal game Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Abudushalamu Abudurexiti (203-SF-96) led the offensive charge with 20 points. Fang Shuo (188-G-90) (16 points), Rui Zhao (193-F-96) (16) and Qi Zhou (217-C-96) (15) also reached double figures in scoring for the Chinese squad, which shot 52.7 percent from the field. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) scored a game-high 27...   [read more]

South Korea takes bronze consolation in men's basketball - 1 month ago
South Korea managed to remedy its latest loss to Iran in Thursday's semis by securing bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games after winning third place by defeating Chinese Taipei 89-81 in Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Saturday. Their victory was secured by the outstanding performance of its naturalized player, Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89, college: Missouri), who by the end of the match had scored 37 points, beyond his average in the tournament of around 29 points per match. Speaking after the b...   [read more]

PHL whips Syria, 109-55, for 5th place finish in Asian Games basketball - 2 months ago
The Philippines ended its campaign in the 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament with a dominant 109-55 victory over Syria on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the win, Team Pilipinas secured fifth place, its best finish in the competition since placing fourth in 2002 in Busan, South Korea. It was a respectable finish for coach Yeng Guiao's team that was organized less than two weeks before the start of the tournament. The Philippines took a 38-16 lead in the first half, buoyed by three...   [read more]

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Asian Games Final Standings
 1. China
 2. Iran
 3. S.Korea
 4. Taiwan
 5. Philippine.
 6. Syria
 7. Japan
 8. Indonesia

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