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2013 FIBA Asia Championship: Iran, Philippines qualify for 2014 World Cup. Iran and the Philippines advanced to the final of the FIBA Asia 2013, and in doing so, qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. The 2013 FIBA Asia Championship FINAL round will played between The Smart-Gilas Philippines against the Iran this Sunday August 10, 2013 @ Mall of Asia Pasay City, Philippines.
Iran continued its domination of the tournament, rolling over Chinese Taipei by 19 points after a sluggish start. Mehdi Kamrani had 19 points, six rebounds and six assists while Hamed Haddadi had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Iran fell behind by nine after the first quarter, but the tide turned in the second quarter. Iran surged ahead by six at halftime before putting the game away in the third quarter. Iran outscored Chinese Taipei 19-4 in the third and cruised to victory.
The Philippines blew a nine-point fourth quarter lead, but overcame Korea in the final minutes to advance to the final. Jayson Castro had 17 points off the bench to lead the host squad while Marc Pingris added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Philippines trailed by four after the first quarter, but closed the gap to three by halftime. They exploded for 29 points in the third quarter, though, taking a nine-point lead into the final frame.
FIBA ASIA 2013 Finalist, Philippines and Iran they are both qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain thanks to their semifinal victories on Saturday at the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. Choose your favorite now, and who will be the winning team tonight, choose your FIBA ASIA 2013 MPV now.
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