FIBA Asia Cup 2017: debut + victory for Australia
The first edition of the FIBA Asia Cup with the teams of Asia and Oceania together ends with the final between the outgoing champion, Iran and the best national team present, Australia. With New Zealand eliminated in the semi-finals by the Aussie (106-79), which came fourth after the third place battle lost with South Korea (80-71).
Although in the Iranian row games Hamed Haddadi, awarded as MVP of the tournament, the final sees Australia taking command of operations from start, shake the opponent already after the middle of the second quarter 43-26 finish, check the second Time to close 79-56. Boxscore: 18 Newley, 14 Kickert, 12 Creek; 18 Haddadi, 10 Yakchali, 9p + 10r Kazemi.