The team New Zealand is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Lebanon at 2:00 A.M. on August 11, 2017 (PHI time) in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
Two undefeated teams will clash today when 2017 FIBA Asia Cup resumes in its third day.
Even without their ace players, the Tall Blacks seems like they just walked in the park as they outplayed team Kazakhstan in their first game.
Derone Raukawa was New Zealand’s top performer on that game where he dropped 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Forcing team Kazakhstan to commit many turnovers were the key of their success.
Their defense was able to make errors to their opponent with 27 which converted for them to 29 points.
Shea Ili the team’s veteran and the usual backup for the Webster brothers added 13 points.
Team Lebanon, the host team for this ongoing 2017 FIBA Asia Cup surprised team Korea in their opening match and in-front of their hundreds supporters.
Wael Arakji was their top performer with his 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
The athletic 22-years-old point guard of team Lebanon was seen several times converting difficult acrobatic layups. Most of those points came each time Korea attempted to make a run for momentum shift.
It’s expected that today the arena where the game is held will surely rock once again as Lebanese basketball fans starts flocking the area.