Asian Games: Indian Men Go Down Fighting to Saudi Arabia in Basketball

India lost 67-73 to Saudi Arabia in the men's basketball qualifying round Group B match.

updated: September 21, 2014 16:07 IST
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Incheon: India put up a brave fight against Saudi Arabia but left themselves a mountain to climb in the final two quarters, finally losing 67-73 in the men's basketball qualifying round Group B match of the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday. (Day 2 Blog | Medal Tally)

After a tight first quarter, India fell 13 points behind their opponents in the second and that game remained the same in the third. (India Assured of Historic Medal in Squash)

In the fourth quarter, India rallied brilliantly narrowing the gap to just four points but Saudi Arabia held on to record their first win in competition.

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