Taiwan was humiliated by Jordan 111-64 and suffered its first loss in the tournament. The halftime score was an unbelivable 61-28 and Jordan outrebounded Taiwan 60-15 in the game.
Anyway, this game was a total disgrace for Taiwan.
Down by as many as 18 points, Japan never gave up and Philippines paid the price for their carelessness. Japan rallied in the final quarter and upset the Philippines 87-85.
Philippines led 27-12 after the first quarter. Japan cut the deficit to four at the half and kept bouncing back, finally taking the lead in the 4th period.
Philippines trailed by two after Jared Dillinger’s three. Jayjay Helterbrand’s three-point attempt was blocked in the last play.
Lebanon 77-73 Kazakhstan
Unhappy with the officiating, Lebanon and Kazakhstan both threatened to boycott the game with 15.8 seconds to go in the first half. After a negotiation, finally they brought the players out of the locker room.
Lebanon beat Kazakhstan 77-73 in a chaotic game. Lebanon boosted its record to 3-1 as Kazakhstan remained winless.
Jackson Vroman, who didn’t join the team until Tuesday, had 24 points, 8 rebounds and three blocks in 40 minutes.
Dmitriy Gavrilov led Kazakhstan with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Iran 88-79 Taiwan 2nd NT
Hamed Hadadi had 29 points and 21 rebounds and Nikkah Bahrami had 32 as Iran beat Taiwan 2nd NT 88-79. Hadadi joined the team after finishing the Vegas Summer League with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Taiwan 2nd 0-4
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