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China hold off Iraq upset behind Guo clutch play

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - China survived a scare to prevail with a 61-60 victory over Iraq to tip off Sunday's final Group Phase action.

With Iraq leading by 9 with just over four minutes remaining, the upset of the tournament appeared to be on, but China refused to go down without a fight.

Guo Ailun of China
Ailun Guo caught fire, scoring 10 of his 19 points in the final three minutes to see China through. Han was the only other player in double figures for China with 11.

Omar Alazawi led Iraq with 22 on 8 of 13 shooting, going six of seven from beyond the arc.

Source: http://www.fiba.com/asiacup/2017/news/china-hold-off-iraq-upset-behind-guo-clutch-play

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