The team Australia is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team New Zealand at 11:30 P.M. on August 19, 2017 in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
Many has predicted that one of the teams from FIBA Oceania will be among the podium finishers and it appears that it’s true.
The winner between the Tall Blacks and the Aussie Boomers will qualify in the final round of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.
The defending champion shown no match against team Australia in their last outing. Almost all quarters were dominated by the Boomers and ended with a score of 97-71.
The Australian defense forced the Chinese squad to commit 24 turnovers which translated to 36 points. A whopping 17 steals made by the Boomers to initiate their run.
The Tall Blacks on the other hand, also easily dispatched team Jordan in the Quarterfinals round and was awarded a ticket going to the semi-finals.
New Zealand most tenured player Shea Ili was their top performer player. Ili who is the usual backup guard if the Webster brothers are around logged a double-double performance with 19 points and 13 rebounds.