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Iran beats Japan to reach quarter-finals of 2022 FIBA Asia Cup

Iran's basketball team has sealed a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup following an 88-76 win over Japan in Group C.

Having led its rivals by a margin of 3 points at the end of the 1st quarter, Iran then made the move to push its advantage to 48-34 at half time.

Iran outscored the Japanese in the third quarter for a 22-point lead which was more than enough to thwart a fourth quarter rally by Japan.

With the victory, Iran finished as group winners while Japan was runners-up. Team Iran will face either Jordan or Chinese Taipei in the last 8.


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