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  • Iran

    8 66.67%
  • Chinese Taipei

    4 33.33%
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Thread: Semi-Final Game : Iran vs Chinese Taipei

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    What are they playing at, honestly? Even India is a better defending team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankieJB View Post
    I can barely believe what I have seen in this 2QT honestly. Taiwan was making TOs after TOs and seemed completely unable to defend very simple two-men transition offenses by Iran and did not even seem to recognize they could foul to stop those fastbreaks... This is frightening, really. I did not know they were that weak in defense. The final minute 6-0 run saved the day for them but this 20-2 run by Iran before is something they have to worry about.
    Even a one-on-three fastbreak they weren't able to stop.

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    Total domination by Iran on the boards. CT with just 1 attempt every possession, 13 total rebounds for CT and the 3rd quarter is almost done.

    CT looks gassed at this point. Probably gave too much last night.

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    Iran making it look so easy. They are just playing tough defense and then goes on a fastbreak play on the other end.

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    Bye bye Taiwain, the Cinderella story is over...
    The only explanations I can think of are:
    - Exhaustion because their game requires lots of energy while Iran has cruised through the tournament so far
    - Outcoaching
    - Ourebounding doesn't help...

    UGLY AWAKENING

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    4 points only for taipei in the 3rd quarter, what defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenarcher View Post
    CT looks gassed at this point. Probably gave too much last night.
    or just probably Iran is a complete different level basketball team in this tourney.

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    Iran players are everywhere and their hands are everywhere. It's like they have 7 players on the court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankieJB View Post
    Bye bye Taiwain, the Cinderella story is over...
    The only explanations I can think of are:
    - Exhaustion because their game requires lots of energy while Iran has cruised through the tournament so far
    - Outcoaching
    - Ourebounding doesn't help...

    UGLY AWAKENING
    You really thought that CT would win Iran?! Exhaustion isn't not a excuse. There is a big difference in levels. If a team is up to the level and have this winning mentality, exhaustion becomes an irrelevant factor. Coz simply mentally they can still execute even though physically they are tired. In CT case, they are letting their judgement/execution get affected by their physical condition something that you can't easily find in a high level team. Simple example Jordan last edition, they had a tougher game vs Iran in the QFs back then and yet managed to win the Semis.

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    Just imagine if Iran had Kazemi in their line-up... it would have been a total overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrick_h View Post
    You really thought that CT would win Iran?! Exhaustion isn't not a excuse. There is a big difference in levels. If a team is up to the level and have this winning mentality, exhaustion becomes an irrelevant factor. Coz simply mentally they can still execute even though physically they are tired. In CT case, they are letting their judgement/execution get affected by their physical condition something that you can't easily find in a high level team. Simple example Jordan last edition, they had a tougher game vs Iran in the QFs back then and yet managed to win the Semis.
    No I did not think they would win but have you seen the nb of turnovers they made?? How you seen their awful defense? Only fatigue can explain those unforced errors that even India don't make!
    I recognize Iran have a size advantage and a defense one step above, but still...

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    Well Upset is not in the Air this time for Taiwan.

    Only Korea could give Iran a good match up because of their speed and pinpoint passing while moving constantly.
    I also thought Gilas can do it as well.

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    Mahdi Kamrani 19 points (7/7) shooting, 6 assists, 6 rebounds. Great game!
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