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    Jordan scores easy victory, sends Gilas 5.0 crashing

    Sep 14, 2016
    Jordan star Darquavis Tucker shreds the Gilas defense. Photo from Fiba.com

    DARQUAVIS Tucker shone the brightest as Jordan shut the door on Gilas 5.0 with a 119-105 victory on Wednesday in the Fiba Asia Challenge in Tehran, Iran.

    Tucker dropped 30 points in the first half where the Jordanians erected a 65-43 lead.

    Mohammad Hussein added 26 points and 13 rebounds before decking Ed Daquioag at midcourt with 0.9 ticks remaining that caused a brief commotion between two teams.

    Gilas showed signs of life in the third period behind Mike Tolomia, slicing Jordan's lead to 72-59. But Jordan simply shrugged off the challenge and sent the Philippine team to the classification round hurting.

    Jordan carried a 29-point lead into the fourth quarter and even extended the lead to 106-73.

    Von Pessumal topscored for Gilas with 30 points built on nine three-pointers, but made most of his shots during garbage time.

    Also advancing from Group E are China, Chinese-Taipei, and India.

    With a 1-4 card — its only victory coming at the expense of Kazakhstan — the Filipinos enter the classification for the bottom four teams.

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    Mac Belo, fresh from a 30-point outing against Kazakhstan, had 17 points and six rebounds.

    Tolomia finished with 19 points.

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    Jordan star Darquavis Tucker shreds the Gilas defense. Photo from Fiba.com
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