Triangle Offense

Haddadi, Iran too much for Team Pilipinas by On Point
August 11, 2009, 3:39 pm
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Reigning Asian champion Iran proved to be too much as they hacked out an 88-78 win,despite RP’s 16 triples.

Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi powered his way to a double-double of 21 points and 16 boards for Iran, who just handed Team Pilipinas its second loss of the tournament.

RP team, meanwhile, went a manageable 16-for-43 from downtown.

Miller and Yap carried their momentum from last game to pace the Filipinos with 14 points apiece.

Asian powerhouse Iran built an insurmountable 24-point lead 38-14, in the early part of the second period.

The Nationals, however, surged back courtesy of three straight three-balls from Miller and Dillinger to pull within nine, 82-73, in the final four minutes of the contest.

But that was as close RP team would get.

Powerade Team Pilipinas fall to 3-2 and is still search for that one win to finally seal a quarterfinals berth.