Asia Cup Basketball Championship: India Beat Indonesia to Reach Quarters But Lose to Iran

India had ensured their berth in the Asia Cup Basketball Championship quarterfinals on Monday by blanking bottom-placed Indonesia 91-55 after shocking hosts and former continental champions China 65-58.

updated: July 15, 2014 19:53 IST
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Mumbai: India went down fighting after taking a surprise first-half lead over reigning continental and defending champions Iran in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup Basketball Championship in Wuhan, China on Tuesday.

After being ahead in the opening half by a dozen points at one stage, India conceded the advantage to Asian Champions Iran, ranked 20th in the world, in the third quarter and then went down 49-62 to finish the five-team group with two wins and as many losses, according to the FIBA Asia website.

Their other loss was against Japan on the first day of competition.

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