Mahram beats Smart Gilas in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 13 (MNA) -- Mahram basketball team brushed aside the Philippines’ Smart Gilas 98-87 in the 20th FIBA Asia Champions Cup.

Iran’s representative will play Lebanese Al Riyadi, which beat Kuwait’s Al Qadsia 87-78 on Tuesday.

“We had a difficult game against Smart Gilas. They were a well-organized team and did a good performance against us in the first quarter. We changed our tactic in the next quarters and eventually defeated the Philippines’ representative,” Mahram coach Mostafa Hashemi said in the post-match news conference.

Mahram has been drawn in Group A along with Lebanese giants Al Riyadi Beirut.

Groupings:

Group A: Mahram (IRI), Al Riyadi Beirut (LBN), Sangmoo (KOR), Smart Gilas (PHI), Al Qadsia (KUW).

Group B: Al Arabi (QAT), Al Wasl (UAE), Zain (JOR), Young Cagers (IND), Satria Muda (INA).

Iran’s Saba Mehr won the two previous editions of the championship.

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