Watch Asia Championships Live: Iran, Philippines, China and Lebanon

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The first day of the 2015 Asia Championships is behind us and the second day of games is upon us. Already Iran and China have asserted their dominance and winning character, but there’s been a couple surprises too (more later).

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The second game of day one was the biggest shocker as Palestine upset the Group B favorites Philippines 75-73 in the small country’s first ever FIBA Asia Championship match. Palestine’s Jamal Aby Shamala led his team to victory with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists. Gilas Pilipinas will look to get back on track against Hong Kong later on today (watch online) while Palestine will take on Kuwait (watch online).

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Iran showed that they are a powerhouse on both sides of the court; demolishing a formidable Japan squad 86-48. The Iranians were paced by Oshin Sahakian’s 15 points. Next up for Iran is an Indian team that outmatched Malaysia on the first day (watch online)

Liu Wei points during China's match with Singapore FIBA Asia 2015

China came up big vs. Singapore; defeating by a large margin of 91-42. China’s balanced scoring was led by Xiaochuan Zhai’s 13 points and 9 rebounds. Seven players on China scored at least 8 points in that game. Next up for China is South Korea, who will certainly put up more of a fight on Thursday.

Speaking of South Korea at Asiabasket — their day one matchup with Jordan was perhaps the most biggest game of the day due to the two countries’ success in the tournament. Korea dominated three of the four quarters to down Jordan by a surprisingly large margin of 87-60. As mentioned, Korea will now take on China in their second game while “Al Nashama” will look to get back on track against Singapore.

Korean defenders watch Zaid Abbas during FIBA Asia 2015

It’s early still, but in a week we’ll know the winner of the Championship will have also earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics. Remember, you can follow the games and action in our forum dedicated to the Asia Championships.

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