The team Korea is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Iran at 2:00 A.M. on August 20, 2017 (PHI time) in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
Korea is just two wins away to become the King of Asian basketball once more, however, they need to overcome the physical play of team Iran in order for them to achieve it.
The last time that South Korea won the FIBA Asia Cup trophy was back in 1997 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where they defeated team Japan.
Most of its main gunners that year are now basketball legends in their country but their brand of basketball still being executed in the present.
Those sharp shooting from the three-point land was witnessed by Gilas Pilipinas during their Quarterfinals match.
An eye-popping 16-of-21 (76.2% accuracy) shooting from three and a total of 44-of-66 (66.7% accuracy) field goals were the Korean weapons to torment Gilas Pilipinas.
Any coach would probably agree that you can’t defeat that kind of team if they’re shooting that high percentage from field.
Gilas did their part on playing defense but Korea were good enough to keep the Philippine’s basketball squad on guessing for their next offensive plays.
Hamed Haddadi is just few games away to lead his country to another FIBA Asia Cup trophy. He started it all back in 2007 and already got three rings in his fingers.
Those successes also helped him to stardom which made several NBA scouts to consider him in the draft.
The Lebanese squad did their part on giving team Iran a good match in their last game. However, Iran out-powered them especially in the low-post area.
Iran outscored Lebanon in the points in the paint, 42-28. Again, the answer for that was Hamed Haddadi who dropped 23 points and 20 rebounds.