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Asian Games 2018: Men's Basketball Gold Medal Game China vs Iran - Live Scores & Updates

2010 Asian Games Champions China take on FIBA Asia Cup 2017 silver medallists and world no. 25 Iran.
Updated: 01 September 2018 18:46 IST - Published: 01 September 2018 18:07 IST
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Abudurexiti will deservingly win the Gold Medal game man of the match award. That's all for today as I, Amulya Shekhar, took great pleasure in bringing the proceedings of a topsy-turvy game fitting of a finale to you. Do hit me up on Facebook (facebook.com/chatmeupwontya) or Twitter (@amulyashekhar13).
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China staged a champion-like comeback in the second half, using their perimeter prowess to get back in the game even with their bigs in foul trouble right from the 2nd quarter. Ehdadi bore the brunt of Iran's scoring load, but even the big man couldn't do much about the concerted all-round Chinese attack that overwhelmed Iran from the middle of the 2nd period.
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Zhao adds insult to injury with another tough layup as the shotclock expires. 84-72 lead for China and it's all over!
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Fang nails the dagger 3-pointer! 12-point lead for China and it looks like curtains for Iran now at 82-70.
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Nikhahbehrami gets a shot to go in. 9-point lead with under 2 left for China now.
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Zhao misses the freebie.
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Zhao nails the tough layup with the and-1 incoming! 11-point lead for China now as Iran use another timeout.
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Just 2:35 left as Jamshidi gets called for a foul wrongly.
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Ehdadi takes up his total to 27 with a made layup. Iran trailing by 9 with under 3 minutes left.
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Abudurexiti hits nothing but net from a straight-on 3-pointer! 11-point lead for China with just about 3 minutes to go.
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Qi Zhou piles on the misery with his 3rd 3-pointer of the game! 74-64 lead for China before Yakchali gets it back within 8 with a layup.
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Yakchali makes Iran's first 3-pointer of the second half after the timeout to take the score to 64-71. China call a timeout with 5:51 left.
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Zhou Qi joins in the act and China are piling the misery on Iran from the perimeter now! 71-61 lead for them with 6:17 left as Iran call time.
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Abudurexiti stamps his authority on the game once more with an open 3, his third of the night! 68-61
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Haddadi makes only 1 of 2.
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Ehdadi gets Fang to foul him once more. He's got the highest usage rate of the game right now, will head to the line to shoot 2 freebies.
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Fang makes a clutch 3-pointer to get China up 5!
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Iran are now spamming Ehdadi in the low post because of China's bigs' foul troubles.
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Wang makes 1 of 2 and takes the score to a 62-60 China lead.
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Ehdadi gets it back to a 1-point game for Iran before a block attempt on Wang is wrongly called as a foul. Wang will still shoot 2.
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Yakchalid gets a layup to go in and makes it a 1-point game at the start of the 4th.
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Iran defend the final play of the 3rd quarter well and the clock expires at a 59-56 China lead.
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Ehdadi gets a bank shot to go in! 56-59 lead for China.
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Ehdadi is being punished by a lot of unsportsmanlike fouls through the course of this game, and Dong finally gets called for one of those. Ehdadi heads to the line to shoot 2, making 1 before the ball goes back to the inbound play.
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China take advantage of a botched rebound by Iran as Abudurexiti sinks his second 3 of the game! 59-53.
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Wang fouls Ehdadi inside the paint on a shot attempt. He'll shoot two free throws, and makes both. 56-53 lead for China.
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Nikhahbahrami is at the free throw line after a foul by Liu. He makes both to cut the lead to 5, 56-51 lead for China.
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Ding makes an open 3-pointer as Iran are left defending 4-on-5. 56-49 lead for China.
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Ehdadi fouls Wang but can't stop the shot going in. It's his first personal and Wang will shoot the and-1 free throw. He makes it with a clanger, 53-49 to China.
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50-49 lead for China with 4:38 remaining in the 3rd.
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Zhou makes his 3rd personal foul on Ehdadi and subs out. Ehdadi to shoot 2 freebies, making both.
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Qi fouls Ehdadi on the post-up opportunity. It's his second personal
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2/3 for Mashayekhi. 50-47 lead for China.
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Sun makes a bad decision to foul Mashayekhi on the 3-point attempt. He'll shoot 3 freebies. 
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Iran try to spam an Ehdadi roll too hard and end up turning it over, before Mashayekhi fouls Ding.
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Ding fouls Ehdadi.
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Yao Ming is in attendance and the cameras constantly cut to him during these timeouts.
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Zhao makes a catch-and-shoot 3 from the right wing to give China a 5-point lead! 50-45 and Iran call timeout with 7:48 left in the period! The momentum is squarely with the Chinese now.
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Zhao gives China the lead with a pull-up 3 from the right wing! 48-45 lead for the Chinese!
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Nikkhabahrami fouls Ding on a block attempt. Ding heads to the line to shoot 2, and makes them both to tie things up.
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Wang starts off proceedings with a step through layup on Ehdadi. 43-45 lead for Iran.
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Liu gets the shot to go in just as the game clock expires for halftime! The shot is ruled out, however, and the game is at 45-41 with a lead for Iran at halftime. Get back to us after a 15-minute break in this exciting showdown!
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It was an intentional foul so Iran get the ball back after Ehdadi's converted free throw.
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Abudurexiti makes his first 3-pointer of the game before Ehdadi gets the and-1 layup to go in. Score's at 44-41 to Iran, with Ehdadi shooting a free throw right now.
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Zhao makes both freebies to take the score to 38-40!
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Iran have dug themselves into this hole because of overenthusiastic defending and fouls. Zhao is the latest Chinese player to head to the line.
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Zhou gets the block on Mirza at the other end, and proceeds to get fouled by him at the other end! He shoots 2 freebies and gets both to go, 40-36 lead for Iran only now.
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Zhou Qi knocks down a deep 3-pointer for China! 6-point game at 40-34 now!
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Mirza fouls Fang with just 0.1 seconds remaining on the shot clock. Boneheaded play that puts Fang at the charity stripe, and he makes a mistake in converting the second freebie. 40-31 lead for Iran.
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Jamshidi fouls Ding.