Anytime your opponent converts half of their three point attempts, it spells bad news for you. When they take and make 13 of 26 threes, and shoot 58% from the field, you’re in for a long night. Just like China in the preliminary round, this match vs Korea was a blowout.
We were pressured into 23 turnovers, they had 17 steals and scored 32 points off turnovers. There were a lot of easy buckets for the Korean in this contest. Only three players scored in double figures for India, Amit Kanarjee led the way for India with 25 points, MR Rakesh added 12 points with 11 rebounds and Palpreet Singh had 10. Now that giants like those two are out of the way, we can look at Japan and Syria in the next two days, both matches are at 5:30 PM IST. Japan tomorrow and Syria the day after.