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Philippines placed 5th while Japan placed 7th in Basketball Asian Games
Clarkson of the Philippines made a good dunk during their match against Syria - Image Source The Philippines is striving hard to get the top rank in the classification rounds after they lose their chance in holding the quarterfinals. Their defeat with South Korean team drops them off to their chance to get the gold medal in Asian Games. But still, Philippine team show their pride and still put up a good performance against Japan in their first classification round. The Philippine team did outscore Japan throughout the quarter periods which resulted in their win. After the Philippines moved to the second round where they match up with Syria fighting for the 5th-6th place. And so, Philippines really determined to win where Clarkson and Standhardinger put up a good performance on their offensive grabbing the most scores for the Philippines where resulted to their lead against Syria. Syria on the other hand only Aljabi put a good fight and lift up his team but the Philippines are just too strong for them. Their game ended with 109-55 in which the Philippines won the 5th place while Syria got the 6th place. Japan Team on Tight Defense against attacking Iranian - Image Source Japan and Indonesia encounter each other after the two teams lost their first classification round matches. Japan is always on focus on tight defense against Indonesia and successfully they made a good lead in the second quarter game after a tough fight in the first quarter. Naoto Tsuji of Japan really shows his explosive three-point shots giving him the top scoring for both teams. Japan defeated Indonesia and snatched 7th place while Indonesia grabs the last position. NBA player Jordan Clarkson playing again on next Asian Games It was really a great news for many Filipino basketball fans that Jordan Clarkson will be playing again on the Philippine national team. After Clarkson displays good performance in Asian Games and improved coordination with his fellow Filipino players. I think they have built up a good chemistry within the team and this could be a good experience that Clarkson and fellow players. The Philippine team will now be preparing themselves also on the upcoming FIBA Asian Qualifiers basketball against Iran this coming September 13. Gold Medal and Bronze Game will be happening soon Chinese players get support from fans - Image Source Within today, both Gold Medal matches between Iran and China will gonna happen and their match will be in a jammed pack with people in the stadium and that's for sure. Both teams have really stayed their position in the main bracket and finally top performing team meetup. Each of these teams has different qualities, we have seen great shooters on China side and at the same time, big players that could hold Iranians on their offense attempts. Now for the Bronze Medal match between South Korea and Chinese Taipei after both of them lost in their semi-final matches. This will be crucial for both teams to get the bronze and I am sure that each of these team will never let go and will surely strive for the very last quarter until the timer runs out. This is also a good basketball match to watch out. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To promote Scorum . I put my link towards Scorum link on below platforms. Posted in Whaleshares - Posted in Steemit
Continental upset as Japan topples Australia in World Cup qualifier
JAPAN caught a big fish and dealt Australia its first defeat with a 79-78 stunner on Friday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Chiba Port Arena. Naturalized player Nick Fazekas was a game changer for the Akatsuki Five, scoring 25 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in his first game for the national team after replacing Ira Brown. Rui Hachimura also lit up for 24 points on a 10-of-18 shooting from the field, on top of seven rebounds, Yudai Baba added eight points, and Makoto Hiejima got six points, eight boards, and six assists to keep Japan’s second round hopes alive. On-fire from the get-go, the Japanese held a 12-point edge in the second quarter, 40-28, and staved off the Aussies’ late barrage, with Hachimura’s dunk in the final 12 ticks of the game proving to be the dagger to take the 79-74 triumph. The victory gave Japan its breakthrough in the first round to rise up to a 1-4 record in Group B, while also setting up the duel against Chinese Taipei (1-4) on Monday as a knockout game. Also, that made the Monday tiff between the Philippines and Australia, both of which carrying identical 4-1 cards, at Philippine Arena as a battle for the top seed in the group. Chris Goulding paced the Aussies with 22 points, four rebounds, and three assists. The loss also spoiled Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker’s 13-point and 12-rebound night, while teammate Matthew Dellavedova struggled with his 2-of-11 shooting clip and settled for only four points and eight assists. The scores: JAPAN 79 — Fazekas 25, Hachimura 24, Baba 8, Hiejima 6, Takeuchi 6, Tanaka 4, Shinoyama 4, Tsuji 2, Togashi 0. AUSTRALIA 78 — Goulding 22, Maker 13, Kay 12, Kickert 10, McCarron 7, Cadee 4, Dellavedova 4, Gliddon 3, Brandt 2, Sobey 1, Lisch 0. Quarters: 23-16, 42-33, 64-58, 79-78.