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2018 Asian Games: Women's Basketball - India Vs Chinese Taipei - Live Scores & Updates

FINAL WHISTLE! India 61-84 Chinese Taipei
Updated: 19 August 2018 10:16 IST - Published: 19 August 2018 02:42 IST
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This is Yash Matange signing off. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda Basketball for the latest coverage on the Indian Women's Basketball Team from the Asian Games. 

The ladies are scheduled to play their third group game within 24 hours against a tough opponent in the Unified Korean Team.
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Takeaways from the game are quite similar to the previous one

Although they did take care of their rebounding woes from Game 1, turnovers are still a huge issue for India and when their defense fails either due to superior offense or fatigue, those turnovers really start to pinch. 
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In the end, it was all about one quarter - the third one. 

And it wasn't about offense, it was about defense! India scored 17, just like the first quarter but they allowed 31 points in the third quarter. Most of those 31 points came on fastbreaks of Indian misses. We spoke about how India were in the game despite their turnovers but those same turnovers start to hurt when you can't hold your opposition with defense. 

Indian ended the game with 23 turnovers, 11 more than their opponents and 3 more than in their loss against Kazakhstan. Chinese Taipei's spectacular defense in the second half saw them finish with 10 steals for the game while India had 5. 
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FINAL WHISTLE!  India 61-84 Chinese Taipei

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A 25-point game now! 

3 minutes to go but the game is all but over with both teams' benches (more or less) playing right now. 
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Crisp passes, ball movement, scores on cuts to the basket. 

Chinese Taipei really literally playing with India on offense right now. 
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A shot clock violation from India. Amazing defense by Chinese Taipei. 


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India cut it to 20 with Anjana scoring but Chinese Taipei head to the FT line and get 2 points there.
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Indian players starting to look gassed now. That third quarter would have taken a lot out of them. Some ask for substitutions during FT's
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Lead is now at 21! 

Chinese Taipei open their account in the fourth quarter. 
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End of Q3, India 45-64 Chinese Taipei

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Chinese Taipei miss the last shot of the quarter but the damage has been done. 

India cut it down to 1 but they got outscored 17-31 when they were already down by 5 at halftime!
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Yet another 3 for Chinese Taipei! 

Now, it's a 19-point game. Meanwhile, India commit offensive fouls on back-to-back possessions!
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India commit a shot clock violation now! 

Things looking really tough now. They are now down by 16 with 1 minute left in the third quarter!
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Lead now 13 and Chinese Taipei beginning to put the brakes on with some full-court defense. 

Now, India look panicky in their play!
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2:58 minutes left in Q3, India 45-56 Chinese Taipei

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TIMEOUT! 
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India not panicking but they are trailing by 9 points with 3:15 to go in the 3rd quarter.
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Chinese Taipei starting to make hay with multiple buckets from their defense and on the fastbreak. 
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Both teams trading buckets here as India refuse to give up! 
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5:07 minutes left in Q3, India 43-47 Chinese Taipei

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SANGEETA WITH ANOTHER 3! She has 11 points for the game now. 
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Raspreet Sidhu gets one to fall. 

Limaye makes 1-of-2 from the FT line. And it's a 6-point game. 
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Chinese Taipei respond well AGAIN, twice! 

They now have an 8-point lead. 
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Peng S with back-to-back steals in India's half, which leads to two buckets for Taipei. 

India don't panic with Sangeeta making one from the corner. 
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Huang P scores now and Taipei have a 2-point lead once again. 
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JEENA SKARIA AGAIN! 

She has 7 now and the game is tied!
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Peng S replies for Chinese Taipei but so does Jeena Skaria! 

The Indian captain already has 5 points in only the first 1:30 minutes of the third quarter!
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Taipei miss on their first attempt of the second half! 

But India do! Jeena Skaria drops a 3!
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Second half is a few minutes away!
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Important to remember once again! 

Chinese Taipei is the best team in the group right now, having won their first two games. As mentioned earlier, they are also better ranked in the FIBA rankings, so this is a huge effort by India but it's important to keep it up in the second half. 
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India almost has double the turnovers in the game [11-5] but are in the game because of the FT game. 

They are absolutely dominating that space, making 11-of-15 which is more than double the FT's that Chinese Taipei have attempted [0-1]!
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An amazing first half by India but they go into halftime, trailing by 5. 

They must come out of the locker room looking to cut into this lead and not let Chinese Taipei carry the momentum of the final minute of the 1st half into the second half!
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HALFTIME! India 28-33 Chinese Taipei

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India throw out the ZONE defense for the final possession but they make a mistake right at the final second, LITERALLY! 


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22.4 seconds to go in the first half. 
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Sangeeta attempts another long 3! 

She's made 2 from long range but air balls this one and now Chinese Taipei have the final possession of the halftime!
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Chinese Taipei with a great play on the fastbreak. They go back in front with Chen Y making a layup!
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Taipei are in the penalty so on that blocking foul, Bhandavya makes 2 FT's and India lead by 1!
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Chinese Taipei missing absolute close range sitters right now. 

India fighting really hard and making an absolute serious game of this. 
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3:00 minutes left in Q2, India 26-27 Chinese Taipei

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Chinese Taipei missing sitters right now!

They could be leading by more than 10 here if they could make their layups and shots from within the paint. 
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India defend well and have a chance to get the lead back but they turn it over with a travel by Anjana
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Chinese Taipei are back in front by one with a 3 from Chen Y!

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India on the foul line again. Raspreet Sidhu makes 1-of-2 but Jeena Skaria gets the offensive rebound and she gets fouled!

She makes both! India now lead 26-24!
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5:48 minutes left in Q2, India 23-24 Chinese Taipei

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Chinese Taipei call a TIMEOUT! 


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Wu Y makes a great post move to cut India's lead to 1. 

To make matters worse, India turn it over. Questionable foul calling here by referees.
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6:48 minutes left in Q2, India 23-20 Chinese Taipei

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Chinese Taipei miss again! 

And ANOTHER HUGE 3 FROM SAGEETA KAUR! India leads 23-20!