Source: Tehran Times
AMMAN, Jordan - Iran basketball team beat Jordan 65-63 in a thriller on the concluding day of the 12th WABA Championship and booked a place in the 4th FIBA Asia Cup which will be held in Tokyo, Japan from Sept 14-22.
Iran's Samad Nikkhah Bahrami was on top of the score sheet with 22 points, 7 rebounds and assists.
Ali Jamal's 16 points paced Jordan.
Iran's coach Memi Becirovic had declared "beating Jordan" was one of the top priorities for Iran - even pushing the qualifying ticket to the background - in a chat with this website about a week before the Championship had even tipped off.
Jordan had defeated Iran in the quarterfinals of the 26th FIBA Asia Championship at Wuhan last year and thwarted Iran's entry to the 2012 London Olympics.
Lebanon won the championship for the first time in four years, after beating the host Jordan 73-61 Thursday.
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