Japan secures FIBA Asia semis, facing Philippines or Lebanon

Japan men’s national basketball team is now waiting on who will win between Philippines and Lebanon later tonight, 9:30 pm. Japan defeated Qatar in the knock-out quarterfinals with final score of 81-67. The winner between Philippines and Lebanon will face Japan in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinals tomorrow.

Philippines defeated Japan in the second round of elimination last September 27 with final score 73-66.

Meanwhile, Iran defeated South Korea and will face China or India in the semifinal round tomorrow.

The 2015 FIBA Asia Championship is being held at Changsha, Hunan, China. Final match will be held on Saturday, October 3.

Winning team will qualify for the basketball tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while the next three best teams will proceed to 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men.