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China beats Chinese Taipei for 2nd males’s basketball group win in Asiad

HANGZHOU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — China’s males’s basketball staff outplayed their foremost opponents in Group B, Chinese Taipei, 89-69 on the Hangzhou Asian Games on Thursday night.

Forward Du Runwang, who was chosen into the Chinese staff to exchange Zeng Fanbo on the final minute, began within the recreation and confirmed his sharpshooter attribution, nailing 5 3-pointers to contribute 17 factors.

Another nice shock for Team China was Wang Zhelin, who has confronted doubts for underperforming on the FIBA World Cup. Playing solely 13 minutes, the 29-year-old middle displayed sturdy focus on the courtroom and had a strong presence within the paint. The solely draw back was his free throws, with just one made out of 5.

China’s head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic stated on the post-game press convention that it was a “serious” recreation. “It was a 40-minute intense basketball game. It was a very important week for us, and I think we just went forward with our plan,” he stated.

Chinese Taipei middle William Joseph Artino scored a game-high 21 factors and Lin Ting-chien added 9.

“We have players such as Liu Cheng and Lin Ting-chien playing in the CBA league who know Team China players well, and they gave advice during our preparations,” stated Chinese Taipei’s head coach Sang Mao-sen.

“We know they (team China) have an advantage in height, so we strengthened the defense in the paint, but we didn’t do well in guarding their attempts behind the arc.”

In different group matches, Jordan crushed Bahrain 84-60, the Philippines cruised previous Thailand 87-72, South Korea defeated Qatar 76-64, Japan outperformed Indonesia 70-57, Iran defeated Saudi Arabia 81-66, Kazakhstan obtained previous the United Arab Emirates 59-49, and Hong Kong, China nosed out Mongolia 69-64.

China will play towards Hong Kong, China of their final spherical of group motion on Saturday.