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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fiba Asia 2013 (Finals) PHILIPPINES 71-85 IRAN

The Philippine national men’s basketball team battled gallantly before succumbing to basketball powerhouse Iran, 85-71, in the title game of the FIBA Asia Championship. Gilas Pilipinas had to settle for a silver medal, the country’s best finish since winning the Asian title in 1985.

photo credit: FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio

With the Philippines’ top center Marcus Douthit out, 7-foot-2 Iran behemoth Hamed Haddadi dominated the post with 29 points and 16 rebounds. [Read Full Article on interaksyon.com]

Fiba Asia 2013 Final Standing:
Gold - IRAN*
4th - Chinese Taipei
5th - China
6th - Qatar
7th - Jordan
8th - Kazakhstan
9th - Japan
10th - Hong Kong
11th - India
12th - Bahrain
13th - Saudi Arabia
14th - Thailand
15th - Malaysia
* = qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain

Most Valuable Player (MVP) - Hamed Haddadi (Iran)

All Star 5 - Jayson Castro (PHL), Kim Mingoo (KOR), Lin Chih-Chieh (TPE), Sahakian (Iran), Hamed Hadadi (Iran)