Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FIBA Asia 2013: Quarterfinal and Championship Round Schedule

The second round of competition in the 2013 FIBA Asia tournament concludes today, August 8, 2013. There are six teams each that consist Groups E and F, wherein the Philippines belong to the former together with Chinese Taipei, Japan, Qatar, Hong Kong, and Jordan. Smart Gilas Pilipinas has won two of three games scheduled for the second round after they beat Japan on Monday and handed Qatar its first loss in the tournament via an 80-70 win last night.

Image: sports.inquirer.net

There are still a few games scheduled to be played today, along with Smart Gilas Pilipinas' game against Hong Kong, their last for this round. You can get an idea on how the next round will look like based on the following matchups, which means that every game and point counts because the quotient system will be used to determine how teams are ranked per group and their corresponding opponents for the next round.


August 9, 2013, Friday

Group E #5 vs India
Group F #5 vs Hong Kong
Group E #1 vs Kazakhstan 
Group E #3 vs Korea
Group E #2 vs China
Group E #4 vs Iran

August 10, 2013, Saturday

(all pairings are still to be determined based on results of games on Friday, August 9, 2013)

Semifinals (5th-8th)

August 10, Saturday

E1 vs F4 loser vs F2 vs E3 loser
E2 vs F2 loser vs E4 vs F1 loser


August 10, 2013, Saturday

E1 vs F4 winner vs F2 vs E3 winner
E2 vs F2 winner vs E4 vs F1 winner

7th Place

August 11, 2013, Sunday

Classification A 5-8 loser vs Classification B 5-8 loser

5th Place

August 11, 2013, Sunday

Classification A 5-8 winner vs Classification B 5-8 winner

3rd Place

August 11, 2013, Sunday

Semifinal A loser vs Semifinal B loser (SM Mall of Asia Arena)

Final Round

August 11, 2013, Sunday

Semifinal A winner vs Semifinal B winner (SM Mall of Asia Arena)

The scenarios for Smart Gilas Pilipinas as of today look like this:

Win vs Hong Kong (and Chinese Taipei losses to Qatar): They could be #1 in Group E and they are likely to face Kazakhstan in the Quarterfinals round;
Win vs Hong Kong (and Chinese Taipei wins over Qatar): They slide to #2 with Chinese Taipei holding on to #1 and they face China in the Quarterfinals round.
Loss vs Hong Kong (and Qatar wins vs Chinese Taipei): They could possibly be #3, depending on the quotient system as they could fall into a three-way tie with Chinese Taipei and Qatar, they could face South Korea in the Quarterfinals round.

What is your bold prediction for the FIBA Asia 2013 tournament?

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