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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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