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Australian Boomers annihilate New Zealand Tall Blacks in FIBA Asia Cup semi-finals

THE Australian Boomers shot out of the blocks early to trounce fierce rivals New Zealand and advance to the final of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.

The Boomers opened the game with a devastating 22-2 run in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEST) to book their spot in the gold medal matchup on Sunday.

Australian Boomer Brad Newley. Source: News Corp Australia
They didn’t let up, going home the victors 106-79 in a lopsided affair.

Matt Hodgson led Australia with 15 points, while added 13 points and five assists in a starring role.

Australia will now face Iran, after they downed Korea in the other semi-final.

August 8: Australia def. Japan 84-68.
August 10: Australia def. Hong Kong 99-58
August 12: Australia def. Chinese Taipei 90-50
August 18: Quarter-Finals, Australia def China 97-71
August 19:Semi-Finals, Australia def New Zealand 106-79
August 20: Bronze and Gold medal games.

Source: https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/live-australian-boomers-vs-new-zealand-tall-blacks-in-fiba-asia-cup-semifinals/news-story/d8dea41a9bc8a3497a66c4d671335da7

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