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    Quote Originally Posted by McCalebb2015 View Post
    No No No!!!Lebanon is alomost a lock in 1st place.Iran and South Korea maybe 2nd.
    This post was before the iran losing to japan then south korea. What i meant by China locked in 1st place, i meant in the whole tournament not in their respective group.

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    Now that Group B is pretty much done regardless of the results of the Iran-Lebanon match, the Philippines-India match will be very interesting.

    The playoff bracket spreads out like this:

    China - Iran
    Korea - Philippines / India
    Taiwan - Japan
    Lebanon - Philippines / India

    Here's the thing.

    If you are the Philippines, do you want to face your old nemesis against whom you have lost time and time again, THEN an uber-powerful Chinese team that just rekt you hard in the group stage assuming you could even get past the former; OR do you want to face an inspired and hungry Lebanese team, THEN a relatively easier but still powerful Taiwanese team that just rekt you hard in the group stage assuming you could even get past the former?

    If you are India, do you want to face an uber-powerful Korean team THEN an uber-powerful Chinese team assuming you can even get past the former, OR an inspired and hiungry Lebanese team, THEN a relatively easier but still powerful Taiwanese team that just rekt you hard in the group stage assuming you could even get past the former?

    "Pick your poison" cannot be stressed enough here.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Welp, typical Coach Mike Oliver fashion. 105-82 Philippines over India.

    Playoff brackets are now complete.

    China - Iran
    Korea - Philippines
    Taiwan - Japan
    Lebanon - India
    Quote Originally Posted by gideon View Post
    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    South korea 93-85 philippines. philippines kept it close for 3 quarters and a half until korea made the run in the last minutes of quarter 4. Korea will meat the winner between iran and china in the semis

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    Japan 77-71 chinese taipe.

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    Lebanon 98-67 india.

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    ooof, WHAT A GAME !

    I lost hope in this team after Japan game, and when they lost to Korea with exactly the same scenario and I still think this team is not talented but man they played with heart today. hats of. I hope they make it to the World Cup.

    btw Korea and Japan could put Iran in pressure with full court press, China tried that but they failed badly. that was the difference today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohsena2631 View Post
    ooof, WHAT A GAME !

    I lost hope in this team after Japan game, and when they lost to Korea with exactly the same scenario and I still think this team is not talented but man they played with heart today. hats of. I hope they make it to the World Cup.

    btw Korea and Japan could put Iran in pressure with full court press, China tried that but they failed badly. that was the difference today.
    Iran 62-59 China

    Final four :

    Iran vs korea
    Lebanon vs japan
    A replay of lebanon vs iran in the final would be great!

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    Good U18 QF overall. Only the Lebanon-India match turned into a rout.

    Korea-Philippines looked like something out of the Asian edition of the NBA as both teams play up-and-down games.

    Haven't watched Taiwan-Japan but was delightfully surprised to see Japan win Taiwan.

    China-Iran was just plain awesome you'd think it's supposed to be a semifinal or even a championship game.
    Quote Originally Posted by gideon View Post
    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohsena2631 View Post
    ooof, WHAT A GAME !

    I lost hope in this team after Japan game, and when they lost to Korea with exactly the same scenario and I still think this team is not talented but man they played with heart today. hats of. I hope they make it to the World Cup.

    btw Korea and Japan could put Iran in pressure with full court press, China tried that but they failed badly. that was the difference today.
    I need to watch the game first, but still think that our style would suit well against Lebanon and Iran, as we can never win a scoing battle with Korea, japan and Taiwan if we dont have offensive firepower from top guy to the 12th man..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    But good day for Iran bball, Iran played well with their team b (Bekham and Mashayekhi sat) against Mighty Sport in Jones Cup and this game..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Quote Originally Posted by reamily View Post
    But good day for Iran bball, Iran played well with their team b (Bekham and Mashayekhi sat) against Mighty Sport in Jones Cup and this game..
    I didn't follow Jones Cup that much this year, but our coach there (Bauermann's assistant) is happy with their performance, if he is happy, then I'm happy too lol

    but this game was something special, I didn't see that coming at all. I noticed this is only the second time China will not finish on podium in this event and the previous time they missed the podium only because of one stupid mistake by their coach (forfeiting against Syria) so this is actually the first time someone knocks China out of the medal round in the court.

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    who would expect an Iran-Japan final after the preliminary round

    and maybe I have to change my previous comment about this team not being talented, some of them Jafari, Khandanpour and Rezaeifar have bright future if they continue like this.

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    Really happy for this victory. even though the final game wasn't something I want to remember, Iran used 7 man rotation in last 3 games because of injuries and other reasons and because of that they looked very tired in the final, still good enough to beat Japan. the real final was against China and then Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohsena2631 View Post
    Really happy for this victory. even though the final game wasn't something I want to remember, Iran used 7 man rotation in last 3 games because of injuries and other reasons and because of that they looked very tired in the final, still good enough to beat Japan. the real final was against China and then Korea.
    Tough defensive game in the Final. Japanese offense went downhill when their ace shooter #14 Yudai Nishida had to sit out most of the game due to slight injury. When Iran erected a 16 point lead, that was a sign he has to come back, and surely he did, but by then it was too late. Japan fought hard, but the loud crowd and Iran's physical defense was just too much.

    And yes, the real Final was Iran-China.

    By the way, do you Iranians use those really loud and annoying horns when cheering for your basketball teams? Well, perks of being the home team and all, but it just hurts the ears and both teams couldn't concentrate very well with such loud and annoying noises that they miss point blank shots they are not supposed to miss.

    Just asking, thanks.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Congrats to Iran!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohsena2631 View Post
    who would expect an Iran-Japan final after the preliminary round

    and maybe I have to change my previous comment about this team not being talented, some of them Jafari, Khandanpour and Rezaeifar have bright future if they continue like this.
    you have great forwards..ever since ..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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