Iran advance to FIBA Asia Cup quarter-final

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran beat Jordan 83-71 in the battle of the two undefeated teams in Group A of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Sunday.

Another near triple-double from Hamed Hadadi (17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists), and Behnam Yakhchali’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double proved to be enough for Iran, who finish atop of Group A at 3-0.

Iran took a 43-26 lead into the break, pestering Jordan into 25% shooting, and led by as many as 22, as Jordan were chasing from the early stages.

Mah’d Abdeen had 22 points and 9 assists to lead Jordan in the loss.

Iran basketball team will play host Lebanon on Wednesday.