FIBA Asia – Jordan comeback!

30 07 2007

Hawtness at FIBA AsiaJust loved giving this a ‘Jordan’ headline… but we’re talking about the country, not his Airness. Anyway, Day 3 of the FIBA Asia Championships was full of the same few tight games, and the regular beatdowns as the heavyweights of the region played some minnows.

Jordan did comeback tho’… to beat the Philippines. In a tight contest, Jordan outscored the Philippines in the end, staying calm when early on it looked like the Philippines would run all over them. End result was a good win, with Jordan prevailing 84-76.

In other games on Day 3.

  • Lebanon thrashed UAE 106-64
  • India beat Indonesia 72-66
  • Chinese Taipei defeated Hong Kong 98-81
  • South Korea beat Syria 89-79
  • Qatar just beat Kazakhstan 76-69
  • Iran beat China 77-68
  • And Japan had showtime vs Kuwait 101-48

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More Asian Sports: FIBA Asia 2007

29 07 2007

Cheerleader from FIBA AsiaSo FIBA Asia is currently underway here in Japan, and there are Olympic Qualifying berths at stake. If I could get to Tokushima, I would… but Shikoku’s a long ways away, and I have ‘family’… so no travels to the South for me this Summer.

Anyway… I’ll give brief updates as they arrive!

Group A is: Jordan, Iran, Philippines, China

Group B: Japan, Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait

Group C: Qatar, Kazakhstan, India, Indonesia

Group D: South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Syria

Day 1 (28th July) saw the following: Read the rest of this entry »