Sunday, August 11, 2013

Zhou Peng takes China over Kazakhstan, Iran stays unbeaten

Kazakhstan almost scared China but Zhou Peng's 12 points in the final quarter lifted the defending champions to a winning start in the second round here on Monday at the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship.Sexy Lingerie FactoryIran, Chinese Taipei and Qatar all stay unbeaten after today's second round matches.Zhou Peng scored 12 of his game-high 17 points to lead China to victory.Mikhail Yevstigneyev made in two free-throws with three minutes and 12 seconds to the end, which put Kazakhstan in the leading position since the start of the match.Zhou Peng answered with a field goal and then a three-pointer, which helped China to lead at 67-63.Kazakhstan then missed two open shots and also the chance to tie the score, which sealed China's first win in Group F.China headed into the second quarter with a leading of 12 points but Kazakhstan took a 14-2 run to cut the lead to only four. Zhu Fangyu stood up and made in three triples before the halftime, at which China led 42-30.Kazakhstan outscored China 16-8 in the third quarter but Wang Shipeng's two triples early in the final quarter kept China in a leading position with 10 shox shoesIsuzu Auto Parts Then Kazakhstan, who won all three group matches in the preliminary stage, had a 10-1 run in the middle of the fourth quarter but still denied by Zhou Peng.canada goose jacket women"It's a very tough match for us because the team is now in a very difficult time," said Zhou, who also grabbed eight rebounds but missed six free throws."We don't have the confidence we need and we couldn't find the rhythm during the match," added Zhou. "We have to win more matches and we will get better." 

"We played a very good game with difficult situations and we improved our mind and team play," said Panaglotis Giannakis, head coach of China. "Kazakhstan surprised us but we never lost mind and controlled the panic."China played without injured star player Yi Jianlian, and point guard Liu Xiaoyu hurt his neck and back during a layup only 90 seconds into the match.Zhu Fangyu had a second team-high 15 points when Wang Shipeng dished out seven assists. Jerri Jonson led Kazakhstan with 13 points and six assists.China is now 1-2 in Group F and will play against India on Tuesday while Kazakhstan will take on South Korea.Iran led the team with 3-0 after beating India 102-58, which keeps its trend of beating opponents by double-digits.Hamed Afagn led five Iran players in double figure with 16 points. Samad Nikkhah Bahrami and former NBA center Hamed Haddadi posted 15 and 12 points respectively for Iran. Iran, two-time Asian champion,Lululemon Women's Pants scored 14 triples, which is its best performance at the three-point area in the tournament.Chinese Taipei and Qatar are the only two teams stay unbeaten in Group E. Chinese Taipei continued their winning way following a 94-55 rout of Hong Kong. They converted five triples in the third quarter to secure the victory.Qatar, who led by only four points by halftime, broke away from a tight game in the third quarter and never looked back to beat reigning runner-up Jordan 75-61.Qatar will play against host the Philippines, who bounced from Saturday's heartbreaking defeat to Chinese Taipei to thrash Japan 90-71, while Chinese Taipei will takes on Japan and Hong Kong versus Jordan.In Monday's another match, South Korea beat Bahrain by 96-51.

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