FIBA Asia: Iran silences Chinese Taipei to make finals
MANILA, Philippines -- Threatened early, Iran flexed its muscles and destroyed Chinese Taipei, 79-60, to advance to the finals of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship on Saturday, August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The 2007 and 2009 champions trailed by 9 points after the first quarter, but outscored Chinese Taipei, 46-16, in the next two periods to send their foes crashing back to earth.
Four of Iran's 5 starters finished in double figures, with guard Mahdi Kamrani leading with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Hamed Haddadi posting 17 points and 14 boards.
Iran will face the winner of the Philippines-Korea game to be played at 8:30pm.
Quincy Davis top scored for Chinese Taipei with 16 points, but the surprise winners over China yesterday failed to sustain their momentum. - Rappler.com