The team Japan is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Korea at 11:30 P.M. on August 13, 2017 in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
Gilas Pilipinas worthy opponent will be determined after the 11:30 PM match between Korea and Japan.
After getting grilled by powerhouse team Australia in their opening match in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, team Japan bounced back and whipped its next two opponents.
They have beaten team Chinese Taipei 87-49 and then team Hong Kong 92-59. Makoto Hiejima was team Japan’s top scorer on those last two outings where he averaged 15 points.
If not of team Lebanon, team Korea now owns the Group C and should be waiting in the Quarterfinals round instead of team New Zealand.
In their last game, they surprised the Tall Blacks after they rallied back in the final quarter. They outscored New Zealand 23-18 in the winning period.
Sekeun Oh was their top performer player who logged 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. He is also expected to play tough in the paint against Japan.