2015 FIBA Asia – Lebanon VS Jordan preview

28 Sep. 2015- Lebanon will face Jordan tomorrow in a crucial fight to secure a place in the 2015 FIBA Asia quarterfinals. Both teams will give all their best in tomorrow’s game, Lebanon will be coming from a big loss against China and Jordan will enter the game after a win over Kazakhstan!

Jordan’s history in FIBA Asia:

Jordan’s journey in FIBA Asia started in 1983 where they secured the 8th position! After 1983, Jordan was qualified to FIBA Asia 12 times and reached their best result in 2011 by grabbing the 2nd place in Asia.

Head to head – Lebanon VS Jordan:

In 2005, Lebanon faced Jordan for the first time in FIBA Asia! The teams fell in the first round’s group D, Lebanon defeated Jordan 69-59 to secure the lead of the group.

Lebanon and Jordan fell also in Group D in the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship, this time Jordan secured the lead after defeating our national team 67-84! Rasheim Wright was the scorer of the game with 23 points. The two teams met again but this time in a fight for a world championship ticket, Jordan won the game and the ticket by grabbing the 3rd place after defeating Lebanon 80-66.

So we managed to defeat Jordan only 1 time in FIBA Asia from 3 games! We should also mention that Lebanon defeated Jordan in 2015 WABA (May 2015) by 18 points (92-74).

All the best to our national team and we hope to grab that spot in the quarter finals.