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ricodgame
09-21-2011, 08:49 PM
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South Korea

Preliminary Round:

vs. Malaysia 89 - 42 Win
vs. Lebanon 80 - 62 Win
vs. India 84 - 53 Win

Second Round:

vs. Uzbekistan 106 - 57 Win
vs. Chinese Taipei 82 - 61 Win
vs. Iran 62 - 79 Lose


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Japan

Preliminary Round:

vs. Indonesia 81 - 59 Win
vs Jordan 92 - 87 Win
vs Syria 77 - 55 Win

Second Round:

vs. United Arab Emirates 101 - 61 Win
vs. Philippines 76 - 83 Lose
vs. China 58 - 84 Lose

CKR13
09-22-2011, 12:10 AM
I love when this two teams battle. Back then the hype was Takuya Kawamura vs. Bang Sung Yoon, Fumihiko Aono vs. Ha Seung Jin, Kim Seung-Hyun vs. Yuta Tabuse some years back.

Now there are no individual match-ups to be noted but this looks like it will be a good game.

Federoy
09-22-2011, 01:19 AM
I thought that coming into this tournament the Japanese had evolved as a team, at least to the point where they could seriously challenge the tournament favorites. But after seeing China destroy them in their last contest, it looks all but certain South Korea is moving forward and Japan for the 36th year won't be represented at the Olympics. Jarod Stevenson (a.k.a. Moon Tae-jong) will be virtually unguardable, and Korea's signature passing attack will be on full display. Unless Japan can play their best game of the tournament, I don't see them getting pass the Koreans, and it won't even be close.

durden_tyler
09-22-2011, 01:25 AM
I thought that coming into this tournament the Japanese had evolved as a team, at least to the point where they could seriously challenge the tournament favorites. But after seeing China destroy them in their last contest, it looks all but certain South Korea is moving forward and Japan for the 36th year won't be represented at the Olympics. Jarod Stevenson (a.k.a. Moon Tae-jong) will be virtually unguardable, and Korea's signature passing attack will be on full display. Unless Japan can play their best game of the tournament, I don't see them getting pass the Koreans, and it won't even be close.

i thought they were better than this as well. The Philippines game exposed them then the Chinese just feasted on them after being exposed.

Is there hope for this squad against this Korean team? i don't know but i am cheering for them.

reamily
09-22-2011, 01:27 AM
to be honest the new face of Japn Nt is really the man :D

unlike the last time who looks like an old..you know it:cool:

Silent Killer
09-22-2011, 03:22 AM
it will be a close fight..

kurtsabug
09-22-2011, 03:26 AM
SoKor by +9

iuhl
09-22-2011, 04:36 AM
japan will keep it close and will snatch the win at the stretch...
japan by 3...

Silent Killer
09-22-2011, 05:08 AM
i won't be surprise if this goes to overtime.

psychopath
09-22-2011, 05:24 AM
japan by default

babdelkader
09-22-2011, 05:31 AM
Korea +8

paulezra
09-22-2011, 05:53 AM
I thought that coming into this tournament the Japanese had evolved as a team, at least to the point where they could seriously challenge the tournament favorites. But after seeing China destroy them in their last contest, it looks all but certain South Korea is moving forward and Japan for the 36th year won't be represented at the Olympics. Jarod Stevenson (a.k.a. Moon Tae-jong) will be virtually unguardable, and Korea's signature passing attack will be on full display. Unless Japan can play their best game of the tournament, I don't see them getting pass the Koreans, and it won't even be close.
sorry man but this game is a toss up. After 2 losses japan will definitely regroup. When youre coming off a loss its either you lose your confidence or learn from it. The japanese wont go this far and just die. Expect them to make adjustments and give the koreans hell. Another factor is the Koreans wont have a healthy center. Thats one less matchup woe for the japanese. This will be a very interesting match. How they contain each others shooters will be a future reference for aspiring coaches and students of the game.

Cryotek
09-22-2011, 06:16 AM
I guess...Japan will play their best game in the tournament.

denbote
09-22-2011, 06:32 AM
I think this one is going to be the fiercest of the 4 pairings. Japan after losing back-to-back is going to play well for sure.

But I am still picking Korea to win, +5.

donno
09-22-2011, 06:37 AM
this will probably be the most exciting game of the QF. both are 3-point shooting teams and their speed is equally the same. however, Korea will win this one because of their height and their big men is willing to engage in a physical game which the Takeuchi twins are not.

Korea will win by not less than 10 points.

Hardy
09-22-2011, 06:38 AM
Korea +6

mavrick_h
09-22-2011, 08:39 AM
this is the only game i want to watch in this QFs

durden_tyler
09-22-2011, 08:42 AM
this is the only game i want to watch in this QFs

You might have a point. Methinks Taipei falters as well against the Philippines in the 2nd half so this is the only one i am seeing to go "close" in the waning moments of the game.

budz17
09-22-2011, 09:18 AM
korea 10+

koreans have always been better than them

merps baller the return
09-22-2011, 10:08 AM
hard to tell, but i think if ha is healthy korea has the advantage;)

Cryotek
09-22-2011, 01:37 PM
This Korean team have a hard time playing Japan in the Jones Cup...this time, I might say Japan can actually win against them!;)

Federoy
09-22-2011, 09:22 PM
sorry man but this game is a toss up. After 2 losses japan will definitely regroup. When youre coming off a loss its either you lose your confidence or learn from it. The japanese wont go this far and just die. Expect them to make adjustments and give the koreans hell. Another factor is the Koreans wont have a healthy center. Thats one less matchup woe for the japanese. This will be a very interesting match. How they contain each others shooters will be a future reference for aspiring coaches and students of the game.

Prehaps Japan will make me eat my words, but I doubt it. I don't expect them to hand the game over to the Koreans, but there's nothing in Japan's play that gives me optimism they can take this game. We'll see. I'll be the first to admit I'm wrong if Japan wins.

reamily
09-23-2011, 12:23 AM
How would you consider a team to be elite if their best player is a 36 year old past prime player..we are not talking of a big man out here he is a wing player..

CKR13
09-23-2011, 01:08 AM
Kim Joo Sung recently said on isports-korea that this could be his last stint with the National team.

I guess it is time for the likes of Kim Jong-Kyu, Kim Seung-Won, Jang-Jaesok and even Lee Seung-Hyun to be inserted. While Ha Seung-Jin is becoming injury prone after a KBL season or after playing internationally.

Same goes for Moon who may not be around come 2013 and the likes of Ham Nu-Ri and Choi Bu Kyung will take the wings.

Really a paradigm shift for the Korean wings, as there are more and more athletic players on the wing as opposed to the generation of Kang Kul-Jong, Lee Kyu-Sup and others.

reamily
09-23-2011, 01:55 AM
If not for the injuries of Bang Sung Yoon korea may not need to insert TJ Moon after all because they need that inside offensive presence Eric Sandrin can give..

CKR13
09-23-2011, 04:39 AM
This game could be close due to each team's familiarity with one another, meaning players know the opposing team's players and their tendencies as well as innate strengths and weaknesses.

Last time this two national teams met was the East Asian Championships where South Korea asserted their interior game against the Japanese with a 89-73 win.

Head coach Wiseman admitted earlier in an interview with NHK Sports that he sees this as a difficult close game.


http://jumpball.co.kr/jump_imgs/04/20110922/110922a02_0.jpg

While Hur Jae mildly concurs where Hur said in an interview with Arirang Sports that the Japanese are no easy opponents.


http://jumpball.co.kr/jump_imgs/04/20110922/110922a01_0.jpg

uhfotis
09-23-2011, 05:25 AM
Sorry for my ignorance but when is this game exactly? I'm in Korea so Korean time zone please.

chester25
09-23-2011, 05:40 AM
this is a tough game to call. i'll give a slight edge to the Koreans though. this i a must watch!

CKR13
09-23-2011, 07:49 AM
The Japanese playing with more urgency this time after Korea took on a 8-2 lead but the Japanese clawed back to cut the deficit 15-8.

Ha Seung Jin is playing injured.

CKR13
09-23-2011, 07:55 AM
South Korea leads 23-11. Moon connecting with his outside shots by going 3/4.

Cho Sung-Min connecting with consecutive threes. 28-16 KOR.

thayil
09-23-2011, 07:59 AM
I think Japan should play more of an inside game.. who is guarding Jarod? hows Takuya doin?

thecoolcat
09-23-2011, 08:02 AM
SK will win this one. To much for Japan to handle. Japanese are really low this time with 2 consecutive loses after starting the tournament with 4 straight wins.

Jeffie
09-23-2011, 08:02 AM
Good luck to Japan, I hope you bounce back from your 2-straight losses and knock South Korea out! :D

CKR13
09-23-2011, 08:05 AM
I think Japan should play more of an inside game.. who is guarding Jarod? hows Takuya doin?

Ishizaki is now guarding Moon after Kawamura and Amino failed to guard him. Kawamura is just standing around and waiting for the ball. Wiseman benched him for Sakurai.

36-18 KOR with under five minutes remaining in the 1st half.

AlYuson
09-23-2011, 08:09 AM
I prefer a south korean win over japan..korea has at least a better chance to pull an upset against China..just like what jordan did to iran :rolleyes:

CKR13
09-23-2011, 08:26 AM
Half Time:

KOR 45 JPN 26

thayil
09-23-2011, 08:34 AM
Half Time:

KOR 45 JPN 26

Oh my!

CKR13
09-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Japan making a comeback. 50-38 KOR's lead is down with 7 minutes left in the 3rd Quarter.

greenarcher
09-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Kawamura still scoreless. LOL.

CKR13
09-23-2011, 08:47 AM
Matsui and Park are having a shootout from long range. Matsui 3/4 while Park is 2/3.

thayil
09-23-2011, 08:54 AM
Matsui and Park are having a shootout from long range. Matsui 3/4 while Park is 2/3.

and I guess you are blushing right now :p

CKR13
09-23-2011, 08:54 AM
74-60 KOR with 7 minutes left in the game.

CKR13
09-23-2011, 08:55 AM
and I guess you are blushing right now :p

I'd scream my lungs out if I were watching the game. :o

greenarcher
09-23-2011, 08:58 AM
Hand this 1 to South Korea... if Lebanon does not upset it will be Korea vs China.

CKR13
09-23-2011, 09:08 AM
Ha Seung Jin played his best game so far. 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and a block.

Kim Joo Sung with a total of 8 assists as well as Kim found shooters and cutters.

CKR13
09-23-2011, 09:21 AM
South Korea 86 Japan 67

That is the end of the Hayabusas.

mavrick_h
09-23-2011, 09:51 AM
was watching the game Korea was playing very systematic/classic basketball but to be honest i expected more from Japan.

Anyway congrats Korea !