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Postby BSharma » Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:33 pm

India has a long way to go in basketball to become one of the top nations in this sport.

At the 22nd Men’s Asian Basketball Championship at Harbin, China, the home team humbled India 117-62.  India has lost the first two matches and next plays Japan and Lebanon.

The winner of the championship will qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics.


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Postby gvhvhg » Sun Sep 28, 2003 6:39 pm

We play basketball??????? :D

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Postby BSharma » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:55 pm

India did make it to the quarterfinal stage of the Asian Basketball Championship. India was in Group B with South Korea, Malaysia and Kuwait, and India finished 2nd in the group to advance to the quarterfinals.

Group A: #1 Lebanon; #2 Kazakhastan
Group B: #1 South Korea; #2 India
Group C: #1 China; #2 Iran
Group D: #1 Qatar; #2 Japan

Lebanon defeated India 117-82 in the quarterfinal match.

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Postby gvhvhg » Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:18 pm

yah i was suprised

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Postby Kumar » Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:31 pm

Indian basket ball team over the last two decades have had very limited exposure to the international circuit. Basketball is not a rich sport (in India) and we have not had a international tournament in india to my limited knowledge for a long time (i may be wrong ). I guess that's why this could be a surprising news. But we have some very good players, with lot of international exposure, we could go places.

I guess there is another qualifying tournament (beginning ofnext year), when some more teams from Asia can qualify..

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Postby Kumar » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:53 am

Looks like Indian Basketball will reach the quarters of the Junior Asian Men's basketball in bangalore.

They beat Yemen 67-65 , after beating hHongkong in the first match.
http://www.hindu.com/2004/09/16/stories ... 342000.htm

Are our Junior top 8 material in Asia? Letz wait and watch

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Postby david » Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:48 pm

India beat Qatar today to remain unbeaten in the group.

They topped the group and entered the knockout qf. They are likely to meet Kazakh and if it happens they can even go to semis.

Let's see.

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Postby suresh » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:47 am

I think it is a remarkable show by the Indians to make to the last 8 even at the Asian
level. A top-4 finish will be even more remarkable.

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Postby david » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:38 pm

A top four finish will be very difficult. But why not. The boys are playing a brilliant game and if they continue like this they can achieve their target (semis)

There are 16 teams and during the league we already qualified for the top two groups. The top 8 teams play for 1-8 places while the bottom 8 play for 9-16 places.

Now if we can beat two teams in we can play for the semifials.

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Postby david » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:38 pm

Ooops! I dont know how I posted the same msg twice.

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Postby david » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:42 pm

I forgot to post about the huge controversy.

The championship was supposed to be held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium (National Games complex) but the wooden flooring for the new courts did not arrive in time due to the truckers strike.
Now it is being played at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium in the suburbs. Though the stadium (with wooden floor) is new the facilities are not international standards and the electronic scoreboards are not working. International Federation stipulates air-conditioning for events of this stature (ABC)
Hopefully, the last three days...it will be shifted to Kanteerava. But we have to see how the players will adapt to the new courts.

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Postby david » Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:51 pm

Delayed post! :wink:

The tourney finally went off well. And the last couple of days they were indeed held at Kanteerava Stadium where the brand new flooring was installed.

India finished 7th. Iran won the title and S Korea finished second.

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Postby nnipp » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:30 am

India is currently playing in the FIFA Stankovic Cup in Taiwan, featuring some of the best sides in Asia. Today, India upset South Korea and has a chance to reach the semifinals. Center S. Robinson once again carried the team scoring 30 something points. He is proving to be one of the best players in Asia. He currently plays abroad for club team Farsh Mashad of Iran. They are currently undefeated and in first place in group B of the Iran Superleague.

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Postby suresh » Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:30 am

Even though Robinson is listed as a center, he is actually a small forward and
at best a power forward. He is around 6" 6"", I believe. He is the only Indian
player I have seen who can dunk the ball athletically. I do not count the seven
footers like Panda of yester years as dunkers ( I don't know if he could!).

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Postby nnipp » Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:33 am

The only thing it takes to do well in Asian basketball is one decent 7 footer. Right now only China and Iran have them. Our team needs to find another good big man to play in the middle alongside Robinson.


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