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Iran share the ball to cruise past Syria

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Iran registered 29 assists on their way to a 87-63 victory over Syria to stay undefeated in Group A.

Hamed Hadadi continued to make his case for one of the best passing big men in the game, finishing one assist shy of a triple double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists.

8 Behnam Yakhchali (IRI) - Syria v Islamic Republic of Iran, 2017 FIBA Asia Cup (LBN), Beirut(LBN), Group Phase, 11 August 2017
Syria struck first just 15 seconds into the game, but Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi responded immediately with a three to give Iran a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the way, pulling away in the second period to extend their lead to 20 by halftime.

Jamshidijafarabadi provided additional support on the ball sharing front, adding 9 assists of his own to go with 16 points, whilst Behnam Yakhchali led the scoring with 25 points on 9 of 13 shooting.

Micheal Madanly led Syria, who dropped to 0-2, with 22 points,

Source: http://www.fiba.com/asiacup/2017/news/iran-share-the-ball-to-cruise-past-syria

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