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TOKYO, Japan (4th FIBA Asia Cup): Iranian flair fought a protracted battle with Qatari experience before the former’s advantage of younger legs helped them register a 85-75 win in Overtime in a Group B Prelim Round game on Sunday.
Having allowed Qatar to come back into the game in the final moments of the fourth quarter, Iran opened out a eight-point lead early in the extended period to go on for their second win in as many games.
Having almost blown a mammoth first half lead, Qatar staged a last minute literally final moment rally to level the scores at 69 and extend the issue beyond four periods of regulation time.
Iran had themselves had come back into the game in the third quarter.
Staring down the barrel of a 19-point deficit, Iran tightened the screws of their defense several threads in, shut Qatar out for merely 6 points, meanwhile going on the offense themselves.