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Silver Medal for India in Basketball : Asian Games Invitation Tournament 2018

Indian Men’s Basketball team settled for Silver Medal. In the Gold Medal match between India and Indonesia, India lost with mere 10 points margin. Before the finals, in Group stage, India won 2 out of 3 games played.


SpotLight

  • Silver Medal for 12 Men Indian team
  • Lost finals to hosts 78-68 to settle for Silver
  • All Round Performance by Arvind Annarudai

Asian Games Invitation Tournament (Image Source : Satnam Singh Instagram Handle)

India started with Aravind, Yadwinder, Satnam, Joginder and Thuruthel Thomas.

Aravind Annadurai played brilliant game leading Indian roster in Points scored as well as Rebounds and Steals. He was the hero of the match for India. He scored 25 points in his 39 minutes playing time along with 50% field goals. He contributed for 19 rebounds out of total 50 rebounds taken by Indian team which included 5 offensive rebounds.

Joginder Singh and Yadwinder Singh supported Aravind with important points and assists but couldn’t capitalize it to win the Gold.

Along with India only 3 other Asian teams were participating in the tournament. In group stage India lost first match against Thailand 77-72. But came back strong to win next 2 games against Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

Asian games will be held in August this year in Indonesia. This is the test event organized before the actual tournament is held.

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