September 23, 2012

Iran win 4th FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo; Last place finish for India

Down by 1 point and the shot clock has been turned off. This is when Iran’s Aren Davoudi sank a clutch 3-pointer with just 19 seconds left in the game to give his side a 53-51 lead against the home side. Urged on by their fans, Japan had one last chance to tie the game or take the lead. With the 4th FIBA Asia Cup gold medal on stake, Iran played perfect defense to hold off their opponents, and as the clock expired, they celebrated as first-time winners of this championship in Tokyo on Saturday.

India also took part, and despite some improved and encouraging performances, lost all of their group games to finish at a shared last place (9th) with Macau.

Click here for my in-depth recap from the tournament!

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