Fiba Asia: Chinese-Taipei ousts China for a semis seat

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ZHU Fangyu of China (dark) vs DAVIS III Quincy and LU Cheng-Ju . Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese-Taipei ousted defending champion China via an inspired 96-78 victory, a first in history, on Friday to grab a seat in the semifinals of the 27th FIBA Asia Championships.

Chinese-Taipei alternated its blows from long bombs to explosive slams in a telling second half rally, while China depended on Yi Jianlian’s perimeter buckets.

Quincy Davis and Wen-Cheng Tsai exploded with a combined 47 points for the Taiwanese, while Chih-Chieh Lin, Chih-Shang Hung and Lei Tien together uncorked all but two of their 10 triples.

Chinese-Taipei arranged a meeting with undefeated Iran in the final four, while China tries to salvage fifth place in a consolation battle on Saturday.

Yi had 22 points, 10 of which from the third quarter, but he failed to assert their edge down low, mostly scoring on long jumpers as China just made 26 points in the paint compared to Taipei’s 42.

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  • ofwme2807

    China lost its FIBA Asia crown in Manila hostile territory….they also lost in QF and now could only finish best at 5th place…3 loses for the chinks in Manila FIBA Asia hurray…now what a humiliating loss of crown and worse they will not represent Asia in FIBA World Championship in Spain…too many negas for this team….bad luck and karma…

  • sanjuan683

    Hindi naman kailangan lahat talunin mo siyempre gagamitan mo rin ng strategy para pagdating sa final ang makalaban ng Gilas yun madali talunin.

  • Burton Aw

    Sobra kasi kayong natatakot sa China na yan. May mga Chinese players din nman ang pinas. Sa lahat nung laro ng Pinas it shows na malaking bagay sa NT si Jeff Chan. I’m really surprised with his improvement mula pa nung UAAP days nya and who would expect na magiging member pa ng national team. Congrats to Philippine NT on making the semis hope we can beat korea or qatar sa semis.

  • RedvD

    Malakas talaga ang CT especially if their shooters are clicking. Let’s see how they will go against Iran. They will be abused by the PG Khamrani and SF Bahrami.

  • wawa2172

    It shows that Chinese-Taipei win over the Philippine Team is not a fluke. The Taiwanese have improve a lot by organizing quality tournament like the Jones Cup that have evolved to an international tournament participated by the various national team from abroad. Most likely the Taiwanese will meet the PH national team again for the third place if they loss to streaming Iranians. Of course the Taiwanese can possibly beat Iran as it has beaten China but the middle eastern are tough nuts to be cracked. PH will face South Korea which the later have the edge at the semis. The PH team have shown sluggishness it some of its games particularly with its win over Honkong. Anyway, Fiba-Asia Manila have shown a lot of excitement and congrats Taiwan for beating the giant. Hope you slew another Giant towards the finals.

  • indiosbravos2002

    China – asian basketball juggernaut no more.

  • bit coin

    maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw nilaglag ng coach ng China ang Laban.

    look pinatunayan lang ng Greek coack ang kakayahan nya sa first half. Alam nya ang kakayahan ng shooters ng Taipei kaya malalaki ang nilagay nyang guards kaya di makaporma ang shooting ng Taipei. Then came Third quarter na maliit ang nilagay nyang guards kaya ayun bumira na mga shooters ng CT. Remember di gumana shooting ng CT sa Qatar kasi malalaki ang guards nun. Tapos nung nagrally na ang CT ni hindi sya tumawag ng timeout para mahinto ang momentum. Hindi rin iniba ng China ang lineup nila which is very uncharacteristic. Nung naincrease na ng CT ang lamang nila saka lang tumawag ng timeout ang China.

    • reddfrog

      I think you fantasize too much.

      • izakyakov

        Poor China, beaten up by a “renegade province”.

    • sponge bobit

      wow crazy analysis

    • sanjuan683

      Bilog lang talaga ang bola, kapag sinusuerte kahit anong pukol pasok.

    • disqus_m9QKlBe6Ns

      Greek unemployment is at an all-time time. It makes no sense for the Greek Coach to deliberately loss this game and his job. If anything, its probably a case of the coach not being with the team for a long time and they are out of sync as far as strategy and game play is concerned. The Greek coach is a well -respected player during his heyday and I believe he was some sort of hero for the greek national team during his playing days and a greater hero as a coach for beating the NBA-rich team duirng the 2006 World championships. I remember that game as the greeks rallied against a stunned Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, led US team.

  • ofwme2807

    this is the beginning of downfall of greedy chinks in all fronts starting in Asia and to the world…that’s what you call Karma humiliated and ousted by arch enemy and small province of Taiwan???

    • observer

      Sporting events are meant to foster, among others, unity among nations/groups of people. I’m not sure why you had to include a racial slur in your comment to the article. Based on your username, you are most likely an overseas Filipino worker working in the Middle East. How would you feel if racial epithets are hurled against you or Filipino athletes competing abroad? While it is your right to say whatever you want to say, at the same time, it doesn’t hurt to be civil and respectful to others. Thanks.

      • izakyakov

        yes, his line is racist but on the other side, truth really hurts especially if you’re a chink.

      • upupperclassman

        Let me correct your ignorance, Taiwan is another team of Chinks that beaten the PH.

      • disqus_m9QKlBe6Ns

        beat, not beaten…

      • ofwme2807

        yeah sa prelims ng FIBA Asia icheck mo history labanan ng Phil at CT sa Jones Cup sa FIBA Asia at ibang tournaments wala yang CT…hahaha..

    • upupperclassman

      You are ridiculous! There is another team of Chinks that has been PH earlier.

      • ofwme2807

        what??Chinese Taipei you’re saying…tsamba eh talunan ng Pinas yan sa Jones Cup at sa FIBA Asia…ni hindi pa minsan ngchampion yan sa Asia at ngrepresent sa Asia sa World Basketball at FIBA World Championship…LOL 5-time Asian Champ and Pilipinas sa Asia bago nagsipanalo ang China @ Korea…check your records and history first…

  • oh_noh

    mabuhay ang TAIWAN!!! *peace na ulit tayo*

    • izakyakov

      hahaha…

    • disqus_m9QKlBe6Ns

      Andyan na sila sa Batanes…malapit nang maging probinsya nila ang Batanes

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