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FIBA Asia Championship 2009
25th Asian Basketball Championship
Official logo of the FIBA Asia Championship 2009
Official website
2009 FIBA Asia Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  China
Dates August 6 – August 16
Teams 16 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Iran (2nd title)
MVP Iran Hamed Haddadi
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
PPG Jordan Wright (20.7)  Japan (84.8)
Rebounds Iran Haddadi (13.1)  Qatar (39.9)
Assists Iran Nikkhah (4.8)  Iran (16.8)

The 2009 FIBA Asia Championship for Men was the biennial Asian continental championship and also served as the FIBA Asia qualifying tournament for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The tournament was held from August 6 to 16, 2009 in Tianjin, China.

Iran won its second straight FIBA Asia Championship by defeating China 70-52 in the final. Jordan defeated Lebanon 80-66 in the bronze medal game to claim the third and final automatic bid for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Both Iran and Jordan qualified for the FIBA World Championship for the first time while China qualified for the eighth time in the last nine World Championship tournaments.

Iranian center Hamed Haddadi was named Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive tournament after leading Iran to its second consecutive title by averaging 15.8 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game during the tournament.[1]

Contents

Qualification

Participating countries

Qualifying was done via the FIBA Asia Stanković Cup 2008 where all participants automatically qualified, and from different FIBA Asia sub-zones in which two teams advance. As hosts, China automatically qualified to the championship. In West and Middle Asia, no actual qualifying tournament was done as only two teams on those sub-zones registered to participate in a qualifying tournament.

With the withdrawal of Bahrain, FIBA Asia chose Chinese Taipei as the final participant to the 16-team field.

This is the first championship where Hong Kong would not participate; they were consistent participant since the inauagural tournament in Manila. Only Hong Kong and Syria did not return from the FIBA Asia Championship 2007. They were replaced by Uzbekistan, returning to the tournament after a four-year absence, and Sri Lanka, making its first appearance since 1995.

This is also the third time in the 21st century in which the championships were held in the People's Republic of China; Shanghai was the host for 2001, and Harbin was the host in 2003.

Qualified as hosts
Qualified from Stankovic Cup
Qualified from qualifiers
Wild card
East Asia Gulf Middle Asia Southeast Asia West Asia
 China  Kuwait  Kazakhstan  Philippines  Jordan
 Korea  Qatar  India  Indonesia  Iran
 Japan  U.A.E.  Sri Lanka  Lebanon
 Chinese Taipei  Bahrain  Uzbekistan

Groupings

The draw was held on June 17 at Tianjin.[2]

Group A Group B Group C Group D

26.  Korea
33.  Japan
63.  Philippines
75.  Sri Lanka

23.  Iran
40.  Chinese Taipei
52.  Kuwait
54.  Uzbekistan

41.  Kazakhstan
27.  Qatar
46.  India
10.  China

24.  Lebanon
42.  Jordan
64.  Indonesia
64.  United Arab Emirates

Format

A revised format will debut in the 2009 championship:

  • The teams will be divided into four groups (Groups A-D) for the preliminary round.
  • Round robin for the preliminary round; the top three teams from each group advance to the qualfying tournament.
  • The top three teams from Groups A and B qualify to Qualifying round Group E; the top three teams from Groups C and D qualify to Qualifying round Group F. The final scores of all games played in the Preliminary Round are valid for the eighth final round.
  • The top four teams from each of the Eighth final groups advance to the sudden-death quarterfinals. The quarterfinal match-ups will be:
    • QF1: 1E vs. 4F
    • QF2: 2F vs. 3E
    • QF3: 2E vs. 3F
    • QF4: 1F vs. 4E
  • The winners in the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals. The match-ups are:
    • SF1: QFW1 vs. QFW2
    • SF2: QFW3 vs. QFW4
    • Winners secure an automatic berth to the 2010 World Championship.
  • The semifinal teams will play in the sudden-death finals. The match-ups for the finals are:
    • Bronze medal game: SFL1 vs. SFL2
      • Winner secure an automatic berth to the 2010 World Championship.
    • Gold medal game: SFW1 vs. SFW2
  • Top 3 teams will automatically qualify to the 2010 FIBA World Championship which is held in Turkey.

Squads

Each team has a roster of twelve players. Only one naturalized player per team is allowed by FIBA. Three players currently on NBA rosters (China's Yi Jianlian and Sun Yue and Iran's Hamed Haddadi) participated in the tournament. Both Haddadi and Yianjian made the All-Tournament team.

Venues

Two arenas in Tianjin hosted games during the competition:[3]

City Arena Capacity
Tianjin Tianjin Arena 10,000
Nankai University 2,000

Preliminary round

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Group A

In Group A, perennial Asian powers Korea qualified for the eighth final round along with the Philippines and Japan. Korea won the group with relative ease, winning each of their three games by double digits. The Philippines erased a six-point halftime deficit in beating Japan for second place. Overmatched Sri Lanka lost three games by a combined 255 points, including a 103-point shellacking at the hands of Japan.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Korea 3 3 0 286 184 +102 6
 Philippines 3 2 1 249 169 +80 5
 Japan 3 1 2 291 218 +73 4
 Sri Lanka 3 0 3 130 385 −255 3
August 6
9:00
Report Philippines  115–31  Sri Lanka    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 28-9, 16-8, 42-9, 29-5
Pts: Dillinger 21
Rebs: Taulava 13
Asts: Miller and Baguio 5 each
Pts: Rajapakshe and Fernando 8 each
Rebs: Randima and Fernando 4 each
Asts: Rajapakshe 2
August 6
14:00
Report Korea  95–74  Japan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 1,000
Scoring by quarter: 27-12, 23-19, 28-12, 17-31
Pts: Yang H.J. 23
Rebs: Kim J.S. 6
Asts: 3 tied with 3
Pts: Yamada 21
Rebs: 3 tied with 5
Asts: Okada 2
August 7
9:00
Report Korea  122–54  Sri Lanka    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 40-16, 25-7, 32-15, 25-16
Pts: Lee K.S. 28
Rebs: Oh S.K. 7
Asts: Joo H.J. 6
Pts: Yasarathna 14
Rebs: Fernando 6
Asts: Rajapakshe 4
August 7
21:00
Report Japan  69–78  Philippines    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 4,000
Scoring by quarter: 22-17, 19-18, 12-21, 16-22
Pts: Yamada 16
Rebs: Takeuchi 13
Asts: Kashiwagi 2
Pts: Thoss 15
Rebs: Taulava and Thoss 8 each
Asts: Helterbrand and Miller 4 each
August 8
14:00
Report Sri Lanka  45–148  Japan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 11-36, 10-36, 9-35, 15-41
Pts: Danawansa 10
Rebs: 3 tied with 4
Asts: Rajapakse and Danawansa 2 each
Pts: Okada 30
Rebs: Amino 12
Asts: Igarashi 12
August 8
21:00
Report Philippines  56–69  Korea    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 6,000
Scoring by quarter: 14-17, 11-18, 19-16, 12-18
Pts: Baguio 16
Rebs: Miller 9
Asts: Norwood 2
Pts: Yang H.J. 14
Rebs: Kim J.S. 8
Asts: Yang D.G. 4

Group B

As expected, Iran and Chinese Taipei dominated Group B, easily defeating Kuwait and Uzbekistan. Iran slipped by Chinese Taipei 71-67 in the group opener, earning them first place in the group. Kuwait used a strong fourth quarter to turn a four-point deficit into a five-point victory over Uzbekistan to grab the third and final eighth final spot from Group B.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Iran 3 3 0 247 174 +73 6
 Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 242 200 +42 5
 Kuwait 3 1 2 166 231 −65 4
 Uzbekistan 3 0 3 203 253 −50 3
August 6
16:00
Report Iran  71–67  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-14, 19-19, 16-20, 19-14
Pts: Haddadi 22
Rebs: Haddadi 13
Asts: Nikkhah 11
Pts: Wu T.H. 16
Rebs: Tien L. 7
Asts: Lee H.L. 6
August 6
21:00
Report Kuwait  69–64  Uzbekistan    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 16-15, 15-16, 19-23, 19-10
Pts: Al-Rabah 19
Rebs: Ashkanani 10
Asts: Al-Rabah 5
Pts: Kozlov 25
Rebs: Juginisov 9
Asts: Shatrov 4
August 7
16:00
Report Chinese Taipei  73–51  Kuwait    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 21-8, 15-17, 20-10, 17-16
Pts: Yang C.M. 24
Rebs: Wu C.L. 10
Asts: Su I.C. 6
Pts: Ashkanani 13
Rebs: Al-Hamidi 7
Asts: Saeed 4
August 7
21:00
Report Iran  82–61  Uzbekistan    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 23-17, 17-16, 32-12, 10-16
Pts: Kamrani 23
Rebs: Sahakian 7
Asts: 3 tied with 2
Pts: Denisov 13
Rebs: Juginisov 8
Asts: 3 tied with 2
August 8
11:00
Report Uzbekistan  78–102  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 10-23, 19-29, 18-27, 31-23
Pts: Kozlov 25
Rebs: Safarov 11
Asts: Kozlov 4
Pts: Chang T.H. 22
Rebs: Tseng W.T. 6
Asts: Su I.C. 7
August 8
16:00
Report Kuwait  46–94  Iran    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 11-27, 13-21, 10-20, 12-26
Pts: Ashkanani 10
Rebs: Ashkanani 7
Asts: 7 players tied with 1
Pts: Nikkhah 21
Rebs: Sahakian 9
Asts: Amini 4

Group C

Group C featured two of Asia's three qualifiers from the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Qatar and China. Both teams easily won their first two games over Kazakhstan and India, setting up a showdown for first place on the final group day. However, the home Chinese destroyed the Qataris by 31 points to enter the eighth final undefeated. Kazakhstan withstood a frantic rally in the final seconds by India in a 74-72 victory that gave them the final eighth final bid out of Group C.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 287 166 +121 6
 Qatar 3 2 1 233 224 +9 5
 Kazakhstan 3 1 2 192 223 −31 4
 India 3 0 3 191 290 −99 3
August 6
11:00
Report Kazakhstan  62–77  Qatar    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 12-15, 18-23, 13-15, 19-24
Pts: Tyutyunik 19
Rebs: Ponomarev 10
Asts: Yargaliyev 3
Pts: Abdulrahman 20
Rebs: Abdelqader 11
Asts: Ismail 4
August 6
19:00
Report India  49–121  China    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 7,500
Scoring by quarter: 11-36, 10-26, 13-30, 15-29
Pts: Koroth 14
Rebs: Comibatore 8
Asts: T. Singh 3
Pts: 3 tied with 16
Rebs: Wang Z.Z. 7
Asts: Liu W. 4
August 7
19:00
Report Kazakhstan  56–74  China    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 7,500
Scoring by quarter: 14-26, 11-13, 11-14, 20-21
Pts: Ponomarev 15
Rebs: Ponomarev 8
Asts: Voyeikov 2
Pts: Yi J.L. and Wang Z.Z. 17 each
Rebs: Wang Z.Z. 14
Asts: Sun Y. and Du F. 3 each
August 7
19:00
Report Qatar  95–70  India    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 24-18, 25-17, 20-20, 26-15
Pts: Musa 20
Rebs: Turki 9
Asts: Suliman 4
Pts: T. Singh 17
Rebs: Mathew 6
Asts: 3 tied with 2
August 8
19:00
Report China  92–61  Qatar    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 8,000
Scoring by quarter: 23-12, 26-16, 27-9, 16-24
Pts: Liu W. and Wang Z.Z. 15 each
Rebs: Wang Z.Z. 8
Asts: Hu X.F. and Liu W. 4 each
Pts: El-Sayad 16
Rebs: El-Sayad 7
Asts: Musa 5
August 8
19:00
Report India  72–74  Kazakhstan    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 15-16, 14-17, 20-28, 23-13
Pts: Bhriguvanshi 26
Rebs: J. Singh 6
Asts: Kadam 4
Pts: Ponomarev 18
Rebs: Ponomarev 13
Asts: Ismail 5

Group D

Most of the Group D action took place on Day 1. In the back-and-forth opener, the United Arab Emirates beat Indonesia in overtime. In the second game, Jordan stunned group favorite Lebanon, which had qualified for the semifinals in each of the last four FIBA Asia Championships on the strength of Rasheim Wright's game-high 23 points. Neither Indonesia or the UAE put up much of a fight against Jordan and Lebanon in the final two group days, and Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE qualified for the eighth final round.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Jordan 3 3 0 268 181 +87 6
 Lebanon 3 2 1 298 158 +140 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 173 250 −77 4
 Indonesia 3 0 3 146 296 −150 3
August 6
19:00
Report Indonesia  63–68  United Arab Emirates OT  Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-20, 15-12, 9-9, 17-17 OT: 5-10
Pts: Chandra 15
Rebs: Poedjakesuma 14
Asts: Sebayang 4
Pts: Naser 19
Rebs: Mohamed 10
Asts: Khamis 4
August 6
21:00
Report Lebanon  67–84  Jordan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 1,000
Scoring by quarter: 14-21, 18-14, 18-27, 17-22
Pts: Freije 17
Rebs: Vroman 8
Asts: Vroman and Beshara 4 each
Pts: Wright 23
Rebs: Z. Abbaas 10
Asts: Daghlas 3
August 7
11:00
Report Jordan  105–47  Indonesia    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 21-17, 26-5, 26-12, 32-13
Pts: I. Abbaas 23
Rebs: I. Abbaas 19
Asts: Al-Sous 5
Pts: Purwanto 8
Rebs: 2 tied with 5 each
Asts: Purwanto 2
August 7
14:00
Report Lebanon  108–38  United Arab Emirates    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 34-13, 19-14, 25-11, 30-0
Pts: Vroman and El Khatib 19 each
Rebs: 3 tied with 7
Asts: Mahmoud 5
Pts: Salem 13
Rebs: Naser 5
Asts: Khamis 2
August 8
9:00
Report United Arab Emirates  67–79  Jordan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 18-14, 11-26, 18-16, 20-23
Pts: Salem 18
Rebs: Mohamed 5
Asts: Sultan and Salem 2 each
Pts: Z. Abbaas 16
Rebs: Z. Abbaas 12
Asts: Daghlas 4
August 8
21:00
Report Indonesia  36–123  Lebanon    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 13-32, 7-33, 8-34, 8-24
Pts: Indrawan 9
Rebs: Kurniahu 5
Asts: 2 tied with 2 each
Pts: El Khatib 29
Rebs: El Khatib 9
Asts: Fahed 7

Eighth final round

All games from the preliminary round are carried over, except for the game against the last-placed team.

Group E

In Group E, defending champions Iran and Korea easily won their first two games to qualify at the top of the group. In the group finale, Iran topped Korea 82-66 on the strength of Hamed Afagh's 24 points and tournament MVP Hamed Haddadi's 16 rebounds. The Philippines continued their strong performance with victories over Chinese Taipei and Kuwait to claim third place in the group. The basketball-crazy country qualified for their first quarterfinal appearance since 1991. On the final group day, Chinese Taipei used Tseng Wen-Ting's double-double to shock Japan and claim the final quarterfinal spot; the loss ended a string of 23 consecutive quarterfinal appearances for the Japanese.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Iran 5 5 0 436 328 +108 10
 Korea 5 4 1 380 340 +40 9
 Philippines 5 3 2 374 367 +7 8
 Chinese Taipei 5 2 3 379 350 +29 7
 Japan 5 1 4 371 424 −53 6
 Kuwait 5 0 5 277 408 −131 5
August 10
9:00
Report Korea  78–58  Kuwait    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 25-11, 7-17, 24-15, 22-15
Pts: Yang H.J. 16
Rebs: Oh S.K. 8
Asts: Joo H.J. 5
Pts: Saeed 18
Rebs: Ashkanani 7
Asts: Saeed 2
August 10
14:00
Report Japan  71–101  Iran    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 14-29, 18-25, 20-26, 19-21
Pts: Takeuchi 19
Rebs: Takeuchi 6
Asts: Amino 5
Pts: Nikkhah and Haddadi 22 each
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Nikkhah 6
August 10
16:00
Report Philippines  77–70  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 16-21, 17-14, 29-19, 15-16
Pts: Yap 23
Rebs: 5 tied with 5 each
Asts: Helterbrand 5
Pts: Tseng W.T. 21
Rebs: Lin C.C. 9
Asts: Tseng W.T. 2
August 11
11:00
Report Iran  88–78  Philippines    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 27-14, 24-20, 23-24, 14-20
Pts: Nikkhah 25
Rebs: Haddadi 16
Asts: Haddadi 5
Pts: Yap and Miller 14 each
Rebs: Miller 9
Asts: Aguilar and Baguio 2 each
August 11
14:00
Report Kuwait  51–78  Japan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 0-17, 17-25, 20-19, 14-17
Pts: Al-Rabah 10
Rebs: Al-Khabbaz 7
Asts: 2 tied with 2 each
Pts: Amino 17
Rebs: Takeuchi 12
Asts: 2 tied with 3 each
August 11
16:00
Report Chinese Taipei  70–72  Korea    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 19-25, 16-18, 15-9, 20-20
Pts: Chang T.H. 17
Rebs: Tien L. 9
Asts: Lin C.C. 4
Pts: Kim J.S. 20
Rebs: Yang H.J. 15
Asts: Yang D.G. 4
August 12
9:00
Report Philippines  85–71  Kuwait    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-13, 23-16, 20-22, 25-20
Pts: Baguio 14
Rebs: Taulava 10
Asts: Raymundo and Helterbrand 2 each
Pts: Al-Rabah and Ashkanani 20 each
Rebs: Ashkanani 8
Asts: Saeed and Ashkanani 2 each
August 12
14:00
Report Japan  79–99  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 22-29, 21-20, 10-24, 26-26
Pts: Igarashi and Takeuchi 18 each
Rebs: Takeuchi 7
Asts: Igarashi and Ito 4 each
Pts: Tseng W.T. 20
Rebs: Tseng W.T. 10
Asts: 4 tied with 3
August 12
21:00
Report Korea  66–82  Iran    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 3,500
Scoring by quarter: 19-18, 12-26, 18-18, 17-20
Pts: Yang D.G. 13
Rebs: Yang D.G. 5
Asts: Lee J.S. and Yang D.G. 4 each
Pts: Afagh 24
Rebs: Haddadi 16
Asts: Davari 5

Group F

In Group F, Jordan continued their surprising run in tournament, winning their first two games before losing to China in a tight match-up on the final day of group play. Lebanon finished third in the group with victories over Qatar and Kazakhstan to keep their dream alive of a third consecutive FIBA World Championship appearance. Qatar, which had qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship by finishing third at the FIBA Asia Championship 2005, struggled in double-digit losses to Lebanon and Jordan before dominating the United Arab Emirates to grab the final quarterfinal spot out of the group.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 5 5 0 408 327 +81 10
 Jordan 5 4 1 418 363 +55 9
 Lebanon 5 3 2 421 312 +109 8
 Qatar 5 2 3 352 346 +6 7
 Kazakhstan 5 1 4 338 410 −72 6
 United Arab Emirates 5 0 5 265 444 −179 5
August 10
11:00
Report Kazakhstan  80–98  Jordan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 19-23, 21-27, 20-24, 20-24
Pts: Tyutyunik and Ponomarev 24 each
Rebs: Tyutyunik 7
Asts: Voyeikov 3
Pts: Wright 29
Rebs: 3 tied with 4
Asts: Daghlas 4
August 10
19:00
Report China  82–59  United Arab Emirates    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 5,500
Scoring by quarter: 27-10, 16-16, 15-21, 24-12
Pts: Yi J.L. 18
Rebs: Yi J.L. 11
Asts: Liu W. 5
Pts: Naser 20
Rebs: Naser and Mohamed 6 each
Asts: Salem 6
August 10
21:00
Report Qatar  63–73  Lebanon    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 1,500
Scoring by quarter: 18-20, 15-9, 18-22, 12-22
Pts: Abdulrahman 14
Rebs: Ismail 11
Asts: Abdulrahman 4
Pts: Freije 15
Rebs: Vroman 8
Asts: El Khatib 6
August 11
9:00
Report United Arab Emirates  56–84  Kazakhstan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 21-15, 10-20, 14-22, 11-27
Pts: Salem and Naser 16 each
Rebs: Naser 3
Asts: Naser 2
Pts: Tyutyunik 26
Rebs: Ponomarev 13
Asts: Ponomarev 3
August 11
19:00
Report Lebanon  68–71  China    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 6,000
Scoring by quarter: 15-20, 13-15, 16-20, 24-16
Pts: Vroman 25
Rebs: Abdelnour 14
Asts: Abdelnour 3
Pts: Yi J.L. and Zhu F.Y. 19 each
Rebs: Yi J.L. 13
Asts: Zhang Q.P. and Yi J.L. 3 each
August 11
21:00
Report Jordan  74–60  Qatar    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 24-14, 10-11, 14-18, 26-17
Pts: Z. Abbaas 21
Rebs: Z. Abbaas and Al-Khas 6 each
Asts: Daghlas 4
Pts: Abdulrahman 24
Rebs: Abdulrahman 7
Asts: Ismail and Ali 2 each
August 12
11:00
Report Qatar  91–45  United Arab Emirates    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 22-7, 25-5, 23-10, 21-23
Pts: Abdulrahman 18
Rebs: Abdelqader 9
Asts: Ma. Saleem 4
Pts: Obaid 16
Rebs: Mahmood 6
Asts: Sultan 2
August 12
16:00
Report Kazakhstan  56–105  Lebanon    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 6-19, 10-32, 22-23, 18-31
Pts: Tyutyunik 12
Rebs: Gavrilov 8
Asts: Ismail 4
Pts: El Khatib 24
Rebs: Kanaan 7
Asts: Mahmoud 8
August 12
19:00
Report China  89–83  Jordan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 7,000
Scoring by quarter: 24-15, 21-19, 25-28, 19-21
Pts: Yi J.L. 29
Rebs: Yi J.L. 18
Asts: Yi J.L. and Zhu F.Y. 4 each
Pts: Wright 28
Rebs: Hadrab and Dais 5 each
Asts: 4 tied with 2 each

Classification round

Teams eliminated in the quarterfinals are relegated to the 5th-8th classification. Teams eliminated in the eighth final round played in the 9th-12th classification games. Teams eliminated in the first round played off for 13th-16th classification.

5th-8th places

Chinese Taipei concluded a strong tournament run with a fifth place finish and victories over Korea and Qatar - their best finish since the ABC Championship 1999. Korea lost their third game in row before finally beating the Philippines for seventh place on Yang Dong-geun's runner with one second left. The seventh place finish was by far the Koreans' worst performance ever in the FIBA Asia Championship. The Philippines finished with their strongest performance since 1991 despite losing their final three games.

  Semifinals Fifth place
  Philippines  65  
  Qatar  83  
 
      Qatar  79
    Chinese Taipei  87
Seventh place
  Korea  65   Philippines  80
  Chinese Taipei  70     Korea  82
August 15
14:00
Report Philippines  65–83  Qatar    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 16-23, 16-26, 8-17, 25-17
Pts: Raymundo 12
Rebs: Pennisi 6
Asts: Helterbrand 3
Pts: Abdulrahman 23
Rebs: El-Sayad 12
Asts: Ali 2
August 15
19:00
Report Korea  65–70  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 7,000
Scoring by quarter: 9-20, 18-16, 14-13, 24-21
Pts: Ha S.J. 21
Rebs: Oh S.K. 9
Asts: Yang D.G. 4
Pts: Tien L. 18
Rebs: Lee H.L. and Tien L. 6 each
Asts: Lee H.L. 5
August 16
14:00
Report Philippines  80–82  Korea    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 19-26, 24-16, 19-20, 18-20
Pts: Baguio 17
Rebs: Taulava 7
Asts: Norwood 3
Pts: Oh S.K. 31
Rebs: Oh S.K. 10
Asts: 3 tied with 3 each
August 16
19:00
Report Qatar  79–87  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 8,500
Scoring by quarter: 24-27, 20-21, 22-17, 13-22
Pts: El-Sayad 19
Rebs: Abdulrahman 7
Asts: Abdulrahman 5
Pts: Yang C.M. 19
Rebs: Lee H.L. and Tien L. 4 each
Asts: Lee H.L. 5

9th-12th places

After finishing fourth at the 2007 Asian Championships, Kazakhstan concluded a disappointing campaign with two consecutive victories over Kuwait and Japan to finish in ninth place. Japan led by as many as nine in the second half of the ninth place game before falling to the Kazakhs to finish tenth - their worst finish ever at the Asian Championships. Kuwait earned its second victory of the tournament with a win over the United Arab Emirates in the 11th place game. It was the best finish for both teams at the tournament since 1999.

  Semifinals Ninth place
  Kuwait  57  
  Kazakhstan  76  
 
      Kazakhstan  77
    Japan  73
Eleventh place
  Japan  86   United Arab Emirates  61
  United Arab Emirates  59     Kuwait  65
August 14
9:00
Report Kuwait  57–76  Kazakhstan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 6-19, 17-13, 15-22, 19-22
Pts: Ashkanani 20
Rebs: Ashkanani 6
Asts: Saeed 5
Pts: Tyutyunik 20
Rebs: Ponomarev 13
Asts: Yargaliyev 3
August 14
11:00
Report Japan  86–59  United Arab Emirates    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 24-14, 10-19, 21-16, 31-10
Pts: Takeuchi 20
Rebs: Takeuchi 13
Asts: Igarashi 7
Pts: Sultan 15
Rebs: Khamis 8
Asts: Salem 3
August 15
9:00
Report United Arab Emirates  61–65  Kuwait    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-15, 11-12, 23-16, 10-22
Pts: Khamis 15
Rebs: Obaid 7
Asts: Salem 3
Pts: Ashkanani 20
Rebs: Saeed 6
Asts: Saeed 5
August 15
11:00
Report Kazakhstan  77–73  Japan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-19, 14-20, 20-16, 26-18
Pts: Ponomarev 22
Rebs: Gavrilov 11
Asts: Ponomarev 3
Pts: Igarashi 20
Rebs: Takeuchi 10
Asts: Amino 4

13th-16th places

The 13th-16th bracket featured four blowouts. India finished with two dominating wins - 91-52 over Indonesia and 89-73 over Uzbekistan - to earn 13th place. Indonesia earned 15th place with a 74-42 victory over Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankans, making their first tournament appearance since 1995, lost each game by at least 32 points in the tournament.

  Semifinals Thirteenth place
  Sri Lanka  47  
  Uzbekistan  90  
 
      Uzbekistan  73
    India  89
Fifteenth place
  India  91   Sri Lanka  42
  Indonesia  52     Indonesia  74
August 10
19:00
Report Sri Lanka  47–90  Uzbekistan    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 19-21, 12-32, 7-19, 9-18
Pts: Danawansa and Senanayake 9 each
Rebs: Rajapakse and Fernando 6 each
Asts: Danawansa and Rajapakse 2 each
Pts: Nuraliev 27
Rebs: Nuraliev 9
Asts: 3 tied with 2
August 10
21:00
Report India  91–52  Indonesia    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 23-9, 22-8, 26-15, 20-20
Pts: J. Singh 18
Rebs: J. Singh 10
Asts: Bhriguvanshi 6
Pts: 3 tied with 10
Rebs: Chandra 4
Asts: Sebayang 2
August 11
19:00
Report Sri Lanka  42–74  Indonesia    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 10-22, 14-22, 12-15, 6-15
Pts: Pushpakumara 12
Rebs: Abeysekara 8
Asts: Danawansa 2
Pts: Chandra 19
Rebs: Thoyib 14
Asts: Poedjakesuma 3
August 11
21:00
Report Uzbekistan  73–89  India    Nankai University, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-24, 20-23, 16-19, 20-23
Pts: Gusev and Kozlov 17 each
Rebs: Yahin 6
Asts: Gusev 3
Pts: Mathew 24
Rebs: J. Singh 15
Asts: Kadam 7

Knockout round

Bracket

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament involving the eight teams that qualified by finishing in the top four of their group in the eighth final stage of the tournament. There were three rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were: quarter-finals, semi-finals, final. There was also a play-off to decide third/fourth place. Each finalist and the winner of the third place game would qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                   
August 14 - Tianjin        
  Qatar  65
August 15 - Tianjin
  Iran  75  
  Iran  77
August 14 - Tianjin
    Jordan  75  
  Jordan  81
August 16 - Tianjin
  Philippines  70  
  Iran  70
August 14 - Tianjin
    China  52
  Chinese Taipei  83
August 15 - Tianjin
  China  101  
  China  72 Third place
August 14 - Tianjin
    Lebanon  68  
  Korea  65   Jordan  80
  Lebanon  68     Lebanon  66
August 16 - Tianjin

Quarterfinals

In the quarterfinals, Jordan continued their strong run by beating the Philippines. Tournament-leading scorer Rasheim Wright scored 21 points as Jordan qualified for their first semifinal in FIBA Asia Championship history. Iran ended Qatar's dream of qualifying for a second consecutive FIBA World Championship in a 75-65 victory. Hamed Afagh scored 26 points and Hamed Haddadi grabbed 15 boards to erase a three-point halftime deficit for the defending champion Iranians.

In the third game, 14-time champion China used a 32-16 third quarter to blow open a eight-point game in a dominating victory over Chinese Taipei. In the nightcap, Lebanon beat Korea 68-65 to keep Lebanon alive for their third consecutive FIBA World Championship berth. The teams were tied at 49 at the end of three quarters. After Lebanon started the fourth quarter on 13-1 run, Korea cut the deficit to one with 20 seconds left but could come no closer. The Lebanese win ended Korea's remarkable 24 consecutive semifinal appearances.

August 14
14:00
Report Jordan  81–70  Philippines    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 22-17, 23-16, 22-19, 14-18
Pts: Wright 21
Rebs: Z. Abbaas 16
Asts: Daghlas 9
Pts: Norwood 11
Rebs: Yap 7
Asts: Miller 3
August 14
16:00
Report Qatar  65–75  Iran    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 10-12, 20-15, 16-27, 19-21
Pts: Abdulrahman 23
Rebs: El-Sayed 7
Asts: Abdulrahman and Suliman 4 each
Pts: Afagh 26
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Nikkhah 5
August 14
19:00
Report Chinese Taipei  83–101  China    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 7,500
Scoring by quarter: 22-28, 23-25, 16-32, 22-16
Pts: Tien L. 17
Rebs: 3 tied with 4
Asts: Chang C.F. and Tseng W.T. 4 each
Pts: Yi J.L. and Wang Z.Z. 25 each
Rebs: Yi J.L. 14
Asts: Hu X.F. 6
August 14
21:00
Report Korea  65–68  Lebanon    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 5,000
Scoring by quarter: 18-19, 15-13, 16-17, 16-19
Pts: Kim J.S. 14
Rebs: Ha S.J. 9
Asts: Kim J.S. 4
Pts: Fahed 21
Rebs: Vroman 9
Asts: Vroman and Frejie 2 each

Semifinals

In the semifinals, defending champions Iran and upstart Jordan met in a game that would send the winner to their first FIBA World Championship. Iran took an eleven point halftime lead before Jordan stormed back to tie the game entering the fourth quarter. Samad Nikkhah Bahrami's two-pointer with 13 seconds left gave Iran the win and World Championship berth after Rasheim Wright's jumper at the buzzer came up short.

In the second semifinal, China again qualified for the World Championship with a narrow win over Lebanon. China made four free throws in the final 42 seconds after Jackson Vroman's own free throws had tied the game at 68 with one minute left.

August 15
16:00
Report Iran  77–75  Jordan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 17-12, 23-15, 16-27, 21-21
Pts: Nikkhah 23
Rebs: Haddadi 12
Asts: Kamrani 6
Pts: Wright 17
Rebs: Z. Abbaas 17
Asts: Wright 3
August 15
21:00
Report China  72–68  Lebanon    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 8,500
Scoring by quarter: 14-18, 21-15, 19-16, 18-19
Pts: Wang Z.Z. 20
Rebs: Wang Z.Z. 9
Asts: Yi J.L. 3
Pts: Vroman 27
Rebs: Vroman 10
Asts: 3 tied with 2 each

Third-place playoff

Jordan used a 26-9 second quarter to take an eight point halftime lead en route to an 80-66 victory over Lebanon. The win propelled Jordan to their first ever FIBA World Championship berth as the third placed Asian team. Lebanon failed to qualify automatically for a third consecutive world championship, although FIBA later awarded them a wild card to the tournament.

August 16
16:00
Report Jordan  80–66  Lebanon    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Scoring by quarter: 10-19, 26-9, 20-17, 24-21
Pts: Wright 28
Rebs: Z. Abbaas 9
Asts: Wright 5
Pts: Vroman 18
Rebs: Vroman and El Khatib 8 each
Asts: Vroman 4

Final

The final pitted defending champions Iran against home team China, which had won nine of the previous ten championships before sending a second-string team to the FIBA Asia Championship 2007. Neither team had lost a game in the tournament before reaching the final. Iran jumped out to a 21-10 first quarter lead and led by as many as 25 in dominating the Chinese. Tournament MVP Haddadi scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Iranians.

August 16
21:00
Report Iran  70–52  China    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin
Attendance: 9,300
Scoring by quarter: 21-10, 21-15, 14-14, 14-13
Pts: Haddadi 19
Rebs: Haddadi 17
Asts: Nikkhah 6
Pts: Wang Z.Z. 24
Rebs: Yi J.L. 11
Asts: Liu W. and Wang S.P. 2 each

Final standings

Qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship outright
Qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship as a wild card
Rank Team Record New FIBA Ranking
Gold medal icon.svg  Iran 9−0 21 ( 2)
Silver medal icon.svg  China 8−1 9 ( 2)
Bronze medal icon.svg  Jordan 7−2 38 ( 6)
4th  Lebanon 5−4 24 ( 1)
5th  Chinese Taipei 5−4 43 ( 3)
6th  Qatar 4−5 28 ( 1)
7th  Korea 6−3 27 ( 2)
8th  Philippines 4−5 53 ( 8)
9th  Kazakhstan 4−4 36 ( 7)
10th  Japan 3−5 32 ( 1)
11th  Kuwait 2−6 52 ( 2)
12th  United Arab Emirates 1−7 66 ( 2)
13th  India 2−3 49 ( 4)
14th  Uzbekistan 1−4 58
15th  Indonesia 1−4 62 ( 2)
16th  Sri Lanka 0−5 72
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 Iran
Pouya Tajik
Amir Amini
Javad Davari
Mehdi Kamrani
Aren Davoudi
Mohammad Reza Akbari
Hamed Afagh
Hamed Sohrabnejad
Oshin Sahakian
Ali Doraghi
Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Hamed Haddadi
 China
Hu Xuefeng
Liu Wei
Zhang Qingpeng
Wang Shipeng
Zhu Fangyu
Sun Yue
Li Xiaoxu
Yi Jianlian
Wang Lei
Su Wei
Wang Zhizhi
Du Feng
 Jordan
Fadel Al-Najjar
Rasheim Wright
Zaid Abbaas
Mousa Al-Awadi
Mohammad Hadrab
Enver Soobzokov
Sam Daghlas
Wesam Al-Sous
Jamal Maaytah
Zaid Al-Khas
Islam Abbaas
Ayman Dais
 Lebanon
Jean Abdelnour
Jackson Vroman
Ali Mahmoud
Rony Fahed
Omar El Turk
Brian Beshara
Ali Kanaan
Rodrigue Akl
Daniel Faris
Matt Freije
Mazen Mneimneh
Fadi El Khatib

Awards

 FIBA Asia Championship 2009 Winners 

Iran
Second title

All-Tournament Teams

The following players were named to the Asia-Basket.com All-Tournament team by writers and experts in attendance at the tournament:[4]

First Team

Lebanon Fadi El Khatib
Iran Hamed Haddadi (MVP)
People's Republic of China Yi Jianlian
Iran Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Jordan Rasheim Wright

Second Team

Jordan Zaid Abbaas
Jordan Sam Daghlas
Lebanon Matt Freije
Iran Mahdi Kamrani
Lebanon Jackson Vroman

Third Team

Qatar Saeed Abdulrahman
Iran Hamed Afagh
Chinese Taipei Tien Lei
Kazakhstan Alexandr Tyutyunik
People's Republic of China Wang Zhizhi

Statistical leaders

Individual Tournament Highs

Points[5]

Pos. Name PPG
1 Jordan Rasheim Wright 20.7
2 Uzbekistan Aleksandr Kozlov 19.4
3 People's Republic of China Yi Jianlian 18.3
4 Iran Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 18.0
5 Qatar Saeed Abdulrahman 17.8
6 Lebanon Jackson Vroman 17.1
7 Kazakhstan Alexandr Tyutyunik 16.8
8 People's Republic of China Wang Zhizhi 16.7
9 Iran Hamed Haddadi 15.8
10 India Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 15.8

Rebounds[6]

Pos. Name RPG
1 Iran Hamed Haddadi 13.1
2 People's Republic of China Yi Jianlian 10.4
3 Kazakhstan Anton Ponomarev 9.6
4 Jordan Zaid Abbaas 8.8
5 Lebanon Jackson Vroman 8.4
6 Japan Kosuke Takeuchi 8.2
7 People's Republic of China Wang Zhizhi 7.9
8 India Jagdeep Singh 7.8
9 Iran Oshin Sahakian 7.7
10 Japan Joji Takeuchi 7.2

Assists[7]

Pos. Name APG
1 Iran Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 4.8
2 Jordan Sam Daghlas 4.1
3 Japan Kei Igarashi 3.6
4 India Sambhaji Kadam 3.2
5 Iran Mehdi Kamrani 3.0
5 South Korea Lee Jung-Suk 3.0
7 Kuwait Shayee Saeed 2.9
8 People's Republic of China Liu Wei 2.8
9 South Korea Yang Dong-geun 2.7
9 Chinese Taipei Lee Hsueh-Lin 2.7
9 Lebanon Fadi El Khatib 2.7
9 People's Republic of China Yi Jianlian 2.7

Steals[8]

Pos. Name SPG
1 Iran Mehdi Kamrani 2.9
2 India Talwinderjit Singh 2.4
3 Chinese Taipei Lee Hsueh-Lin 2.3
4 Qatar Saeed Abdulrahman 2.2
5 Jordan Rasheim Wright 2.1
6 Iran Hamed Afagh 2.0
6 South Korea Yang Hee-Jong 2.0
8 United Arab Emirates Younis Khamis 1.9
9 Jordan Zaid Abbaas 1.8
10 Indonesia Kelly Purwanto 1.8
10 India Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 1.8

Blocks[9]

Pos. Name BPG
1 Iran Hamed Haddadi 4.0
2 People's Republic of China Yi Jianlian 2.4
3 Kazakhstan Dmitriy Gavrilov 1.5
4 Japan Joji Takeuchi 1.2
5 South Korea Kim Joo-Sung 1.1
6 Qatar Mustafa El-Sayad 1.0
6 Chinese Taipei Tseng Wen-Ting 1.0
8 South Korea Ha Seung-Jin 1.0
9 Indonesia Isman Thoyib 1.0
10 South Korea Oh Se-Keun 0.9

Minutes[10]

Pos. Name MPG
1 Kazakhstan Anton Ponomarev 35.6
2 Iran Hamed Haddadi 33.4
3 Kuwait Shayee Saeed 33.0
4 Lebanon Jackson Vroman 32.8
5 Jordan Rasheim Wright 31.4
6 Lebanon Fadi El Khatib 31.2
7 Lebanon Matt Freije 30.8
8 United Arab Emirates Talal Salem 30.8
9 Qatar Saeed Abdulrahman 30.7
10 India Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 30.6

Individual Game highs

Department Name Total Opponent
Points South Korea Oh Se-Keun 31  Philippines
Rebounds Jordan Islam Abbaas 19  Indonesia
Assists Japan Kei Igarashi 12  Sri Lanka
Steals Iran Mahdi Kamrani
Lebanon Ali Mahmoud
Jordan Rasheim Wright
6  Uzbekistan
 Qatar
 Kazakhstan
Blocks Iran Hamed Haddadi 6  Korea
Field goal percentage Japan Kosuke Takeuchi 100% (8/8)  Sri Lanka
3-point field goal percentage Philippines Willie Miller 100% (5/5)  Chinese Taipei
Free throw percentage Japan Daiji Yamada 100% (9/9)  Philippines
Turnovers Sri Lanka Duke Rajapakshe 10  Uzbekistan

Team Tournament Highs

Offensive PPG[11]

Pos. Team PPG
1  Japan 84.8
2  Jordan 84.3
3  China 83.8
4  Lebanon 82.9
5  Iran 82.2

Defensive PPG

Pos. Team PPG
1  Lebanon 62.8
2  Iran 64.6
3  China 66.3
4  Korea 68.0
5  Jordan 69.2

Rebounds[12]

Pos. Team RPG
1  Qatar 39.9
2  Philippines 39.7
3  Iran 39.2
4  Jordan 39.1
5  China 38.4

Assists[13]

Pos. Team APG
1  Iran 16.8
2  Chinese Taipei 15.1
3  China 14.9
4  Japan 14.8
5  Lebanon 14.7

Steals[14]

Pos. Team SPG
1  Iran 11.1
2  Chinese Taipei 9.4
2  Jordan 9.4
4  Uzbekistan 9.4
5  India 9.2

Blocks[15]

Pos. Team BPG
1  Iran 5.0
2  China 4.6
3  Korea 3.7
4  Kazakhstan 3.1
5  Chinese Taipei 2.7

Team Game highs

Department Team Total Opponent
Points  Japan 148  Sri Lanka
Rebounds  Jordan 62  India
Assists  Japan 35  Sri Lanka
Steals  Iran 22  Uzbekistan
Blocks  India 9  Indonesia
Field goal percentage  Japan 69.1% (56/81)  Sri Lanka
3-point field goal percentage  China 64.3% (18/28)  India
Free throw percentage  Japan 100% (5/5)  Kazakhstan
Turnovers  Uzbekistan 33  Iran

References

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