On the evening of September 30, Beijing time, in the Asian Games men's three-man basketball 1/4 final, the Chinese team lost 15-22 to Chinese Taipei and was eliminated. Asian Games Chinese three-man men's basketball roster: Zhao Jiaren, Zhou Yanxu, Liu Yuxuan and Lu Pengcheng. In this game, the Chinese team shot 3 of 19 from 2 points, shooting 15.8%; Chinese Taipei shot 6 of 12 for a 50% shooting percentage.
Following this year's Universiade, we once again witnessed the national team losing to the provincial team. Some people say that this is not the strongest team of China's three-man men's basketball team, Zhang Ning and other players are playing in FIBA 3X3 to attack the Olympics. But this cannot be an excuse, losing to Chinese Taipei is really hard for fans to accept! Before the Asian Games, the three-man men's basketball team was full of confidence, and now they haven't even made it to the final four!
Basketball is ultimately a sport of shooting, and when you shoot 3-of-19 from the outside, how can you win? In the three games of the group stage, the Chinese three-man men's basketball team did not encounter strong opponents, but two of them played relatively glue, with only one big victory: 21-16 narrowly defeated Macao, China; 21-5 win over Malaysia; Narrowly defeated India 18-15.
At the 2018 Asian Games, Chinese futsal and three-man basketball won all four gold medals. This year, the three-man men's basketball team was the first to go out, and Chinese basketball won up to three gold medals. From 2018 to 2023, many Asian men's basketball teams are improving, and their goals are no longer limited to the Asian Games and Asian Cup, but the World Cup and the Olympics.
Next, let's talk about the Chinese five-man men's basketball team, the third game of the group stage: the Chinese men's basketball team defeated the Hong Kong men's basketball team 95-50! It is worth mentioning that for the first time since Jordjevic became the head coach, the Chinese men's basketball team scored more than 90 points in a single game. Score in the fourth quarter (Chinese men's basketball team in front): 22-10, 23-2, 23-21, 27-17.
Huo Qigang and Yao Ming watched the game together. In the previous two group games, the Chinese men's basketball team defeated Mongolia 89-50; 89-69 victory over Chinese Taipei. The Chinese men's basketball team won 3-0 in the group stage, won by 104 points, and easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the Asian Games! The Lebanese men's basketball team withdrew from the Asian Games, and the Hong Kong men's basketball team was selected, but their strength was too weak.
Zhao Jiwei played only 10 minutes off the bench, shooting 5 of 7, 4 of 6 from three-point range, 2 of 2 from the free throw line, and scored 16 points and 2 assists. Zhang Zhenlin played 16 minutes and 27 seconds, shooting 5 of 5, 4 of 4 from three-point range, 1 of 2 from the free throw line, and recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Yu Jiahao shot 6 of 7 and had 12 points, 9 boards and 3 assists. Hu Jinqiu shot 5-of-6 and scored 10 points and 3 rebounds.
Although it was a big victory, the Chinese men's basketball team's offense was still not very smooth, especially the offensive and defensive conversion. The team made 9 of 14 free throws, and even more heart-wrenching was 11 turnovers, only 2 fewer than the opponent! Wang Zhelin played 8 minutes and 28 seconds, shooting 2 of 2, 4 of 6 free throws, and scored 8 points and 5 rebounds! First the crotch is played, and then the buckle is returned in color.
The highlight of another group: Japan's 83-77 victory over South Korea. The Japanese men's basketball team is the second team, and none of the 12 players who competed in the World Cup participated in the Asian Games. Unexpectedly, the Japanese second team still beat the South Korean team, which sent the strongest team. South Korea's naturalized player Luo Jianer, who scored just 12 points and eight boards, will retire from the national team after the Asian Games.
The next opponent of the Chinese men's basketball team will be the winner of the South Korean team and the Bahrain team! Compared with other groups, the opponents of the Chinese men's basketball team are weaker, and the next knockout round is the real test!