Korea vs. China
Top ranked China looked to get out to a quick lead against Korea but the Koreans have done an excellent job controlling the tempo of the game.
Former NBA star Yi Jianlian leads China with 11 points while Korea’s Sunhyung Kim, who threw down a nasty fast break dunk on Yi chipped in six points.
HALFTIME score: China 31 – Korea 29
Iran vs. Malaysia
Iran had no problems getting passed Malaysia.
They opened the 27th FIBA Asia tournament with a one sided 115-25 victory.
NBA product Hamed Hadadi lead the game with 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the Iranian squad.
FINAL score: Iran 115 – Malaysia 15