Lebanon – China 72-69
Lebanon eliminated China and reached semis at the FIBA Asia Cup. Lebanon opened the game with a 17-13 run and added a 22-17 rally in the second period. Moreover, they produced an 18-15 run in the third quarter and survived the game after a 15-24 loss at the end.
Wael Arakji (194-G-1994) was unstoppable with 32 points to pace Lebanon. Jonathan Arledge (207-F/C-1991, college: ODU) collected 16 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Sergio El Darwich (193-G-1996, college: Maine) had 10. Qi Zhou (217-C-1996) replied with 22 points in the losing effort, whilst Gu Quan (201-SF-1992) and Jie Xu (181-PG-2000) had 9 each.