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2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: India Vs Lebanon, Live Scores & Updates

India loses this match-up 50-90
Updated: 26 February 2018 20:31 IST - Published: 26 February 2018 14:06 IST
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On the other hand, every single one of the 12 players on Lebanon's team scored. Their highest output came from their center #3 Ater Majok, who had 17 points. Lebanon registers their third win of the group, and will finish at the top or second spot in the group depending on the result of other fixture - Jordan vs Syria - later today. 
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A consolation dunk brings up the 50th point for India, something that came a lot earlier for them against Jordan on Friday. The Indians simply had no answer to Lebanon's offense, struggling to score more than 20 points a quarter in two of the four periods. Joginder Singh was the team's leading scorer with 14 points. Satnam Singh was the only other player in double figures with 12 points. 
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Complete domination here by Lebanon. Spend almost a minute on one possession that had close to 3 or 4 offensive rebounds. 
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Both teams have emptied their bench and match is being played at the same pace but with a lot less scoring. In about 5 minutes of action, both teams have combined for 10 points.
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Just like the second quarter, Lebanon begins the second quarter of a half with a huge run. This time it's 7 unanswered. Their lead has ballooned up to 36 now.
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The Indian offense once again couldn't manage enough. Just 12 points in the third quarter while giving up 21.
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It's safe to say that the game is essentially over with Lebanon enjoying a 31-point lead after three-quarters of play.
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1:49 to go in the third quarter, Lebanon leads 66-37
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Lebanon's center Majok now gets a jumper to go. Then they apply pressure on Joginder Singh, steal the ball and Majok lays it in for his 10th point of the game. India has called a timeout to possible regroup but the game is most probably out of their grasp.

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Lead is up to 25 (37-62) now.
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Lebanon starting to play hard-nosed defense to complement their offense. Their center #3 just blocked on the same possession, then he gets a layup to go off of the pick-and-roll action.
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Another 3 by Joginder but yet again Lebanon answers back with a three of their own!
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Satnam gets his hook shot to go. India able to trade buckets with Lebanon but still staring at a 23-point deficit (34-57).
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Joginder knocks down a three-pointer but India simply can't contain Lebanon. 
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Aravind Annadurai! Scores the basket at one end and forces the turnover at the other end!
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But India retaliate with a dunk of their own from their own center - Satnam Singh!
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Both teams traded scoreless possessions before Lebanon drops in a layup. They follow that up a dunk off of pick-and-roll action!
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The second half tips-off!
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Can India mount a comeback in the second half? 

It's going to need a herculean effort. Their offense has to start clicking and at the same time, they have to get some stops to limit Lebanon's output. At the current pace, the visitors could very well pass the 100-point mark. However, unlike the previous game, India hasn't been scoring and keeping it close. 

If India doesn't come out with a sense of urgency and outplay their opponents for the rest of the game, they could be staring at yet another loss and possibly an end to their 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers campaign.
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India fails to score. It's been that kind of a quarter for India. They head back into the locker room staring at an enormous 22-point lead, largely in part of the team's lackluster offense in the second period. They were outscored 25-9 by the visitors.
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Two free throws coming for Lebanon's No. 7. He makes both. India has the final possession.
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Just over a half a minute to go in the second quarter and India have been completely outplayed in the quarter. Lebanon takes a timeout. 
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Final minute of the half and India trails 25-45. Another three by Lebanon!
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Joginder Singh knocks down a bucket on the pick-and-roll action but once again Lebanon reply with a three and curb the possible surging momentum in the bud.