The team Iraq is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team China at 6:30 P.M. on August 13, 2017 in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
Very important game between Iraq and China when 2017 FIBA Asia Cup resumes today. It will determine which team will face New Zealand or Australia in the Quarterfinals given if they win their respective playoffs going to the next round.
After got beaten by Gilas Pilipinas as their game opener, team China bounced back and whipped team Qatar with a surmountable lead, 92-67.
China started slow and even the game commentators were surprised in their performance. Many thought that China will begin to breath fire but a slow paced game was witnessed.
However, in the final quarter, team China started to pile up their lead behind the stellar performance of Guo Ailun.
Guo scored 30 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 4 assists. He was also the top performer for his squad.
With its physical brand of game, team Iraq surprised Gilas Pilipinas in its last game.
Kevin Galloway was agressive in the first half where he scored majority of his points. He was utilized so much by his team that rarely seen sitting in the bench.
In the third quarter, Gilas broke loose and Iraq got outscored, 9-28. At that time, Galloway is playing different and seems exhausted.
Galloway was still the top performer for the Iraq squad where he logged 23 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists.