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On the 23/7 semi-finals of Australia, New Zealand, Jordan and Lebanon

thirtieth edition of Asia Cup BasketballAnd the In progress in Indonesia, the dispute is expected on Saturday, July 23, in “Estura Gelora Bung Karno” in Jakarta, The semi-finals of Australia, New Zealand, Jordan and Lebanon. The final chapter of the tournament will take place the following day at the same facility.

Australia and New Zealand, Semi-Final Edition

Australia And New Zealand, in their second participation, will return five years later to compete for a place in the final at the FIBA ​​Asia Cup. The Boomers, once they took first place in the first set of the preliminary round with a set of wins, were better than the quarter-finalists in Japan patient free Utah Watanabe: 99-85 final score in favor of the defending champion, above all, by Thon Maker (21 points and 13 rebounds).

On the Japanese side, he scored 30 points Casey Tominaga In just over 24 minutes.

there new ZelandAfter he finished behind Lebanon in Group D of the preliminary round and defeated Syria Against 97-58 in the preliminary round of playoffs, I avenged well in the quarter-finals South Korea who defeated her in the final for bronze in 2017. The Tall Blacks, trailing by five points at the start of the last quarter (60-65), later knocked their opponents down 28-13 allowing them to establish themselves for 88-78. The best player of the match was the 22-year-old New Zealand goalkeeper Flynn Cameron (22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists).

Jordan vs Lebanon, a surprising surprise in the semi-finals

The second semi-final of the AFC Basketball Association will see two competing outside players looking for their first win in the competition. there Jordanhaving closed out the first group of the preliminary round behind Australia, and exited the preliminary round of the qualifiers China Taipei Against 97-96 thanks to a hat-trick on the edge of the sirens thrown almost from the midfield Freddy Ibrahim And in the quarter-finals, Iran moved 91-76 thanks to a thrilling 27-9 partial in the final quarter.

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You have emerged among the winners Dar Tucker (29 points). On the other hand, a mandatory quote for Hamed Haddadi (19 points, 16 rebounds).

The Lebanonwho qualified directly for the quarter-finals after taking first place with full points achieved in Group D of the preliminary round, took the top four of the tournament at the expense of China The sprint serves for 72-69 after slipping 4:03 from the deadline below in the score for the first and only time (63-64).

The biggest hero in the meeting was the Lebanese shooting guard Wael Arakji (32 points). The great test was not enough for China Qi Chu (22 points, 21 rebounds, rating 35). For Jordan (one silver and one bronze) it will be the third match in the semi-finals of the Asian Basketball Cup, and for Lebanon (three silver) and the sixth.

Basketball and Asian Cup: Results of the quarters and the semi-final program

Quarter-final results (20-21 July)

Iran vs Jordan 76-91

Lebanon vs China 72-69

Australia vs Japan 99-85

South Korea and New Zealand 78-88

Semi-Final Program (23 July)

Australia – New Zealand (12:30)

Jordan – Lebanon (15:00).

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