The Lebanese team eliminated the Chinese team from the quarter-finals of the Asian Basketball Cup, and set a date in the semi-finals with the Jordanian team, which eliminated the Iranian team.
Today, Wednesday, the Lebanese national team achieved an exciting victory over its Chinese counterpart, 72-69, in the quarter-finals of the Asian Basketball Championship, which was held in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The first quarter witnessed a rapprochement between the two teams, but the “Cedars” men managed to excel by 4 points, (17-13). The players of the Lebanese team continued to dominate the atmosphere of the match, despite the difference in height between the two teams, and the second quarter ended with a score of (39-30).
After the two-half break, the Lebanese team continued its dominance, to raise the coach’s men, Jad Al-Hajj, the difference to 12 points at the end of the third quarter, at (57-45). In the last quarter, the Chinese team recovered, and intensively pressed Lebanon’s basket, reducing the difference to 3 points a few seconds before the end of the match. , prevented the Chinese player from shooting, to end the match 72-69. Thus, Lebanon qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament, to meet the Jordanian team, which eliminated the Iranian team from the same round.