August 26, 2022 (Jack87 News) – 1xbet In the recently concluded World Cup Asian Qualifier between the Philippines and Lebanon in Beirut, the latter narrowly defeated the visitors with the score of 85-81.
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson’s FIBA debut go down the drain as Lebanon proved to be the superior team in this battle. He puts up all-around numbers but the host team pulls away in the final minute to end as victors.
Clarkson finished with 27 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds falling short to the Cedars where their guard, Arakji became the game’s hero as he lifted his team till the end with a crucial shot. The reigning FIBA Asia Cup MVP chalked 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists, capping his big time performance with a personal 7-0 run in the final minutes as Lebanon protected its home turf at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex 1xbet game.
It was indeed Arakji who gave headache to the Gilas 1xbet philippines after burying 7 unanswered points highlighted by a clutch three-pointer. He also picked up tough offensive rebound and drained three to beat the shot lock.
Jordan Clarkson got some help from Dwight Ramos who bagged 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 steals and from Kai Sotto who put up 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
The Lebanese who recently won silver in the Asia Cup pushed the Filipinos hard, leading them to committing many mistakes translated to turnovers and fouls. Though the visitors managed to keep up, they still failed to protect the ball for countless of times.
Lebanon 85 – Arakji 24, Saoud 17, Haidar 10, Gyokchyan 9, Zeinoun 7, Arledge 6, Chamoun 3, Ezzedine 3, Mansour 3, Mezher 3.
Philipines 81 – Clarkson 27, Ramos 18, Aguilar 11, Sotto 10, Thompson 4, Newsome 3, Malonzo 3, K. Ravena 3, T. Ravena 2, Parks 0, Tamayo 0, Oftana 0.