China WON !!! 70 ~ 57 !!!GREATdefensive game played by CNT !!!
China had subdued Iran to EXTREMELY POOR FG%….. 28.6% (18/63) FG%, 34% (16/47) 2-pointer% and 12.5% (2/16) 3-pointer%, andChina’s exterior players did very well to find their shots; China scored46.3% (25/54) FG%, 48.6% (18/37) and 41.2% (7/17) 3-pointer%.
The Iranians were completely thrown out of their rhythm, and could only managed2 assists for the whole team, while China had 13 assists shared between various players: Guo Ailun (6), Zhao Jiwei (3), Zhai Xiaochuan (3) and Yi Jianlian (1).
3 CNT players were in double digit scoring:
Yi Jianlian was the top scorer and top rebounder again with 13 points (5/10 FG% 1/1 3-pointer% 2/4 FT%), 8 rebounds, 1 assists and 4 block shots.
Ding Yan Yuhang contributed 10 points (3/8 FG% 1/4 3-pointer% 3/4 FT%), 5 rebounds and 1 block shot.
2 players, even though not into double digits scoring were worth mentioning: Zhai Xiaochuan and Zhou Qi.
Even though Zhou Qi did not play much due to picking up fouls too quickly, yet every time he was on court, he played very well together in defense with Yi Jianlian, limiting damage done by EHadadi, who only scored 16 points (5/11 FG% 6/10 FT%), 11 rebounds 2 block shots but 8 turnovers. Zhou Qi scored only 6 points (3/9 FG%), 4 rebounds and 3 block shots.
As for Zhai Xiaochuan, he stepped up when Zhou Peng was plagued with fouls, to guard Iran’s dangerman, Mohammad Nikkhah Bahrami,considered one of the best small forwards in Asia. Between Zhou Peng and Zhai Xiaochuan, they subdued Bahrami to score only 18 points (5/15 FG% 0/5 3-pointer% 8/9 FT%); Zhai Xiaochuan scored 8 points (3/8 FG% 2/6 3-pointer%), 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Some GIF highlight clippage of CNT players in action:
Zhou Qi’s block shot on Hamed EHadadi
Zhou Qi’s block shot on Kamrani
Yi Jianlian stepped in and pushed away EHadadi who tried to bully Zhao Jiwei
Zhao Jiwei penetrated into the lane for his layup
Ding Yan Yuhang’s 3-pointer at the buzzer
Li Gen’s open look 3-pointer
Guo Ailun’s from court to court layup
BS technical call on Zhai Xiaochuan for flopping
Another BS technical on Zhao Jiwei
Yi Jianlian’s block shot
Zhai Xiaochuan’s 3-pointer
Zhou Peng’s baseline 3-pointer (and And 1)
Yi Jianlian’s 3-pointer at the buzzer
Ding Yan Yuhang’s layup (and And 1)
Zhao Jiwei’s from court to court layup
Yi Jianlian’s Tomahawk dunk from Zhai Xiaochuan’s assist