Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 FIBA Asia Championship Updates, Highlights, Schedule, Group Standings, Stats, Scores and Results

2013 FIBA Asia Championship Updates, Highlights, Schedule, Group Standings, Stats, Scores and Results
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The 2013 FIBA Asia Championships, the intercontinental championship for basketball organized by FIBA Asia, will be held from August 1–11 in Manila, Philippines with the SM Mall of Asia as the primary venue and Ninoy Aquino Stadium the secondary.

It will only be the third time in FIBA-Asia’s 53-year history that the Philippines is hosting the biennial competition. Philippines last hosted the event in 1973. Lebanon was the original host for this year's event. FIBA opted to give the hosting to the Philippines after it realized the original host not fit as venue because of a continuing conflict.

The FIBA Asia Championship 2013 serves as the qualifier to the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. The top three teams from the FIBA Asia Championship will earn the right to represent FIBA Asia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The draw for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships took place in Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines on June 6. FIBA-Asia Secretary General Hagop Khajirian supervised the drawing of groupings.

Below are the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships  preliminary round group standing, game schedule, stats and results:

PRELIMINARY ROUND - Standings
       
                  Group  A
Team W L Pts

Chinese Taipei
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
Philippines

                   Group B

Team W L Pts
Japan 
Lebanon 
Qatar
Hong Kong
                
                    Group C

Team W L Pts
China 
Iran
South Korea
SEABA2*

     Group D

Team W L Pts
Bahrain
Kazakhstan
India
SEABA1*