Iran defeated the UAE in the 2011 William Jones Cup invitational tournament in Taipei. Defending champion Iran beat the UAE 84-55 at the Sinjhuang Stadium on Tuesday. Iran is scheduled to face Malaysia on Wednesday.
Iran's Serbian coach Veselin Matic rested Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi for this match.
The Iranian team is gearing up for the FIBA Asia Championship scheduled to be held in Wuhan, China from September 15 to 25 where the winning finalist goes to the Olympics next year, said the report.
The William Jones Cup is an international basketball tournament held annually in China's Taiwan. It was named after Renato William Jones, a basketball promoter and one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
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