08 - 20
August 2017
7 Wael Arakji (LBN)
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Lebanon too much for Kazakhstan

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Lebanon ensured they kept the home fans happy with a 96-74 win over Kazakhstan to wrap up Saturday's action.

The hosts led from start to finish, jumping out to an 8-2 lead with some pretty ball movement to open the game and never looking back. Defensively holding Kazakhstan to just 10 points in the second period made matters worse for the visitors, as Lebanon improved to 2-1 and set up a Qualification to Quarter-Finals match-up with Chinese Taipei.

Wael Arakji had 20 points and 5 assists to lead Lebanon, as they also received 18 points from Fadi El Khatib.

Kazakhstan saw 23 points from Rustam Yargaliyev and 19 from Mikhail Yevstigneyev but it would not be enough as they saw their hopes of advancing dashed.