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    Ibrahim hits half-court dagger as Jordan reaches Fiba Asia Cup quarters

    Jul 18, 2022
    Jordan Freddy Ibrahim vs Chinese Taipei Fiba Asia Cup
    Jordan teammates mob Freddy Ibrahim after his game-winner.
    PHOTO: Fiba.basketball

    FREDDY Ibrahim delivered the biggest basket of the 2022 Fiba Asia Cup, draining the miraculous three from near halfcourt as Jordan beat Chinese Taipei, 97-96, and advanced to the quarterfinals Monday at Istora Senayan in Jakarta.

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    It capped off an amazing last five seconds for the Falcons' starting point guard as he made two crucial treys to help his side steal the win after trailing, 95-91, with nine seconds to play.

    Ibrahim finished with 19 points and four rebounds to push Jordan to a quarterfinal clash against Group C top seed Iran on Wednesday.

    He also saved Dar Tucker's 36-point night with the naturalized player nailing four triples to go with nine boards, three assists, and two steals.

    Ahmed Al Dwairi played big with his double-double of 20 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists, as Amin Abu Hawwas shot 3-of-6 from distance for his 17 points in the stunner.

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      Chinese Taipei looked poised to take the victory after grabbing a 92-81 lead with 62 seconds remaining and remained in the lead after Ibrahim's first three, 95-94. But Lee Kai-yan could only muster a split from the line with three seconds left that set the stage for Jordan's hail-mary winner.

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      Chen Ying-chun led the Taiwanese with 20 points and five rebounds, while Liu Cheng got 16 points and six boards in the tough loss.

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      Jordan teammates mob Freddy Ibrahim after his game-winner.
      PHOTO: Fiba.basketball
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