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FIBA Asia Championships 2015: Dates, Draw, Schedule, Live Stream and Preview

International basketball puts on a final marquee contest of a summer with a 2015 FIBA Asia Championships, commencement Wednesday and using by a early days of October.

The 28th-ever contest by FIBA Asia will climax a continent’s best inhabitant team, and tensions should be high among a teams, with some-more than dual years separating us from a final FIBA Asia Championships. That contest was taken by Iran, who have won a overwhelming 3 of a final 4 dating behind to 2009.

For some, FIBA Asia is a possibility to file their skills and build toward subsequent summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For others, it’s all about a here and now, as a continent’s biggest basketball esteem is on a line.

Here’s a peek during all to know for FIBA Asia 2015.

 

FIBA Asia Championships 2015

Host: Changsha, China

Dates: September 23 to Oct 3

Live Stream: LiveBasketball.TV

 

Group Draw

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Iran
Philippines
Korea
Chinese Taipei
Japan
Palestine
Jordan
Lebanon
Malaysia
Kuwait
Singapore
Qatar
India
Hong Kong
China
Kazakhstan

FIBA.com

 

Group-Stage Schedule

Date
Matchup (Group)
Time (ET)
Sept. 23
Kuwait vs. Hong Kong
9:30 p.m.
Sept. 23
Philippines vs. Palestine
11:45 p.m.
Sept. 24
Iran vs. Japan
2:30 a.m.
Sept. 24
Korea vs. Jordan
4:45 a.m.
Sept. 24
Malaysia vs. India
7:30 a.m.
Sept. 24
Singapore vs. China
7:30 a.m.
Sept. 24
Chinese Taipei vs. Lebanon
9:30 a.m.
Sept. 24
Qatar vs. Kazakhstan
9:30 a.m.
Sept. 24
Philippines vs. Hong Kong
9:30 p.m.
Sept. 24
Iran vs. India
11:45 p.m.
Sept. 25
Japan vs. Malaysia
2:30 a.m.
Sept. 25
Chinese Taipei vs. Kazakhstan
4:45 a.m.
Sept. 25
Palestine vs. Kuwait
7:30 a.m.
Sept. 25
Korea vs. China
7:30 a.m.
Sept. 25
Jordan vs. Singapore
9:30 a.m.
Sept. 25
Lebanon vs. Qatar
9:30 a.m.
Sept. 25
Malaysia vs. Iran
9:30 p.m.
Sept. 25
Singapore vs. Korea
11:45 p.m.
Sept. 26
India vs. Japan
2:30 a.m.
Sept. 26
Kuwait vs. Philippines
4:45 a.m.
Sept. 26
Hong Kong vs. Palestine
7:30 a.m.
Sept. 26
China vs. Jordan
7:30 a.m.
Sept. 26
Qatar vs. Chinese Taipei
9:30 a.m.
Sept. 26
Kazakhstan vs. Lebanon
9:30 a.m.

FIBA.com

Group and report info pleasantness of FIBA.com.

 

Preview


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There’s not a definite “Group of Death” in this year’s FIBA Asia Championships, though for all intents and purposes, we can dub Group A with that distinction.

That mostly is since it includes Iran, a fortifying champion who has had any other nation’s series in a continent over a final several years. As if 3 titles isn’t enough, Iran has seen all of them come in a final 4 tournaments.

Iran might have a closest things to NBA-caliber talent in a whole tournament. They’re led down low by core Hamed Haddadi, a 7’2″ large male with a big-time diversion that led him to stints with a Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns.


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With maestro care from Haddadi and building ubiquitous Mahdi Kamrani, Iran should have no difficulty in Group A notwithstanding intensity tests from Japan and Malaysia. A widespread widen of performances during a 2015 Williams Jones Cup should usually amplify their confidence.

Of course, they can demeanour opposite to Group C to see their undisputed biggest challenge.

That comes from a horde nation, as China looks vigilant on creation adult for a shortcomings in a final dual FIBA Asia tournaments. They’re a usually group in a margin who’s No. 14 FIBA World ranking surpasses Iran’s No. 17.

Yi Jianlian could yield a star energy able of heading China past Iran and any other FIBA Asia test. Despite going from a No. 6 altogether NBA breeze collect into a bust, he’s arguably a many gifted actor in a whole tournament.

He should be gentle after inking a understanding for subsequent year, per Yutang Sports:

But a group on a top ceiling arena isn’t possibly of those teams.

Rather, it’s a Philippines, who sound vigilant on finale a widen of catastrophic general basketball. They built toward that with a silver-place finish in 2013, when they came one win divided from finale a now 30-year FIBA Asia pretension drought.

Five-time FIBA Asia champions in their possess right, a Philippines seem assured of their chances in Group B and beyond, per actor Asi Taulava:

Considering a star size of these 3 favorite teams and a fact that they any accost from opposite groups, a early rounds of FIBA Asia should be comparatively simple. Expect a likes of China, Iran and a Philippines to journey in their particular groups before unavoidable late-round bouts.

It won’t be until afterwards that a 2015 FIBA Asia Championships truly take off.

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