Wuhan, China – Only four teams are left to contend for the 26th FIBA Asia Championship for Men after the 4 quarterfinal games earlier today. Here are the results of the quarterfinal games:
Jordan 88 – 84 Iran
Hamed Hadadi (Iran) 27 points 14 rebounds 7 assists 3 blocks
Osama Daghles (Jordan) 23 points 4 rebounds 5 assists 3 steals
Free Throw Shooting- Jordan (16/20 80%) Iran (20/33 61%)
Points of Turnover- Jordan 23 Iran 15
Zaid Naem Alkhas 14 points (4/7 in 3 point attempts)
Wesam Al-Sous 12 point (4/5 in 3 point range)
Jordan sent two-time defending champion Iran home as they rallied in the final minutes of the game from a 77-78 deficit to am emphatic 88-84 win. 2009 Bronze medallist will have another shot to earn medals in this year’s tournament.
Korea 86 – 67 Japan
Moon Taejong 17 points 6 rebounds 4 assists 1 block
Kosuke Takeuchi 16 points 13 rebounds 2 assists 2 blocks
Rebounds- Korea 47 Japan 35
Assists – Korea 24 Japan 13
Joji Takeuchi (Japan) 4 points 1 rebound
Takuya Kawamura (Japan) 1/8 FG shooting
After missing out on a semi-final spot in the 2009 FIBA Asia Championships in 2009, the Hur Jae-coached Korean squad made sure that pounce on Japan early and earn a shot for a finals berth. The Koreans controlled the first quarter and held 23-11 first quarter lead. They pulled away in the 2nd period and coasted to a lopsided win over Japan.
Philippines 95 – 78 Taiwan
Marcus Douthit (PHL) 37 points 10 rebounds 1 steal 1 blocked shot
Tseng Wen-Ting (TPE) 20 pointd 5 rebounds 2 assists
Points in the Paint: PHL 50 TPE 30
Points of turnovers PHL 20 TPE 11
Ranidel De Ocamppo 18 points 5 caroms 3 dishes 1 steal and 1 block
The Philippines pounded a gritty Taipei team in the inside and ended up breaking a 24 year streak of missing the semifinals of the FIBA Asia Championships. The last time they made the semifinals was in Bangkok 1987. Ranidel de Ocampo The Smart Gilas will have a rematch against second round victim Jordan who eliminated the dreaded Iranian national team.
China 68 – 48 Lebanon
Lie Wei (CHI) 13 points (only 1 miss in 7 attempts)
Samuel Hoskin (LEB) 2o points 10 rebounds 1 assist and 1 steal
3 point shooting – China (4/12) Leb (2/21)
Points of turnover – China 21 Lebanon 14
Jean Abdel El Nour 4 points (2 of 9 shooting) 30:58 of game time.
The hosts China made a date with Korea in tomorrow’s semi-final pairings after beating Lebanon. The game was close in the first 2 periods. China pulled away in the 3rd period as they outscored Jordan 30-10. Their lead was 19 already at the start of the 4th period.
Philippines vs. Jordan
China vs. Korea