“We got down double digits twice, but to the players’ credit they persevered and the second half was much better,” Brown continued. “We only had four turnovers, they only got to the line eight times and I was happy with our defense in the second half. Damian Martin and Adam Gibson particularly did a great job defensively in the two spot and Joe Ingles also did a good job getting out in front of their shooters.”
Boomers maintained control throughout most of the game until the fourth quarter where the Boomer outscored China to take the most important win of the tournament. Tomorrow Australia will match up against Slovenia who also conquered their first game by a large margin against Iran. China will face Iran and are expected to win.
1st Quarter – AUS 17, CHN 16.
2nd Quarter – AUS 28, CHN 37
3rd Quarter – AUS 44, CHN 50
FINAL – AUS 64, CHN 63