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Asian Games 2023: Indian Basketball teams' campaign comes to an end
While the Indian 5v5 and 3x3 women's teams reached the quarterfinals, the men's 3x3 team lost in the pre-quarterfinals.
Asian Games 2023: Following the 57-96 quarterfinals loss of the Indian women’s 5v5 basketball team to North Korea earlier today, India’s hoops contingent is officially no longer in the competition.
Earlier the Indian 3x3 women’s team too had bowed out at the quarterfinals stage, while the men’s 3x3 squad had reached the knockouts only to lose to Iran in the pre-quarterfinals.
Final Standings & Results
Indian Women’s 5v5: #6
lost to North Korea 57-96 [Quarterfinals]
lost to China 53-111 [Preliminary Round Group A]
beat Mongolia 68-62 [Preliminary Round Group A]
beat Indonesia 66-46 [Preliminary Round Group A]
Indian U-23 Women’s 3x3: #8
lost to Chinese Taipei 10-21 [Quarterfinals]
beat Malaysia 16-6 [Pre-quarterfinals]
lost to China 8-22 [Round Robin Pool A]
lost to Uzbekistan 14-19 [Round Robin Pool A]
Indian U-23 Men’s 3x3: #10
lost to Iran 17-19 [Pre-quarterfinals]
lost to China 15-18 [Round Robin Pool C]
beat Macao, China 21-12 [Round Robin Pool C]
beat Malaysia 20-16 [Round Robin Pool C]
Results along expected lines
Overall, India’s results are largely along expected lines.
The women’s 5v5 team did well to win its first two games, considering it was competing internationally after a long layoff.
The women’s 3x3 team lost both its round-robin pool games but the lenient format of the competition meant that it progressed to the pre-quarterfinals nonetheless. Once there, India easily beat a very average Malaysia team before getting overwhelmed by Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.
In the men’s 3x3 division, there were hopes from the talented quartet of winning a medal, but the team lost close-fought games to China (15-18) and Iran (17-19) to finish 10th in the final standings.
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