INCHEON, Korea (27th FIBA Asia Championship / 3rd EABA Championship): A high voltage battle of wits is expected in the 3rd East Asian Basketball Championship scheduled to take place at Incheon from May 16-21.
Seven teams have been divided into two groups from the Preliminary Round, from where the top four teams will qualify for the cris-cross semifinals.
Teams finishing third in each of the groups will clash for the 5th place.
The top five teams will earn the right to represent EABA in the 27th FIBA Asia Championship to be played in Manila from Aug 1-11, which by itself is the qualifying event for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Four out of the seven teams in fray were quarterfinalists at the 26th FIBA Asia Championship at Wuhan (China) in 2011 with two of them finishing with medals.
The groupings for Preliminary Round
Group A: Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Macau . Group B: China, Hong Kong, Mongolia.
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