2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

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2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup
22nd Asia Champions Cup
Fiba Asia Champions Cup 2011.png
Tournament details
Host nationPhilippines
DatesMay 28 – June 5
Teams10 
(from 44 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Lebanon
(Al Riyadi's 1st title; Lebanon's 4th title)
MVPLebanon Fadi El Khatib
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points United Arab Emirates Fields (24.8)
Rebounds Saudi Arabia Dragajlovic (12.1)
Assists Jordan Daghlas (6.1)
Official website
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The FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2011 was the 22nd staging of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the basketball club tournament of FIBA Asia. The tournament was held in Pasig, Philippines from May 28 to June 5, 2011.[1] The event is co-organized by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and FIBA Asia.

Al Riyadi from Lebanon, after going undefeated in the entire tournament, won its first ever Fiba Asia Champions Cup title after defeating Mahram Tehran from Iran in the final game. It was the fourth time a club from Lebanon has won the championship.[2]

Al-Rayyan from Qatar, on the other hand, finished third in the tournament after defeating Smart Gilas from the Philippines in the third-place game.[3]

Bid[edit]

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) originally wanted to host the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship, which was the qualifying tournament in Asia for the men's basketball event of the 2012 Summer Olympics, after reports circulated that FIBA was planning to remove the hosting rights of the tournament from Beirut, Lebanon.[4]

SBP, the national sport association for basketball in the Philippines, lost its bid to host the Asian Championships, and the hosting rights was awarded to Wuhan, China. Nevertheless, FIBA Asia offered the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the Asian club championship, of the same year to the country.[5] Newly appointed SBP executive director Sonny Barrios, who replaced Noli Eala, said that he considers the hosting of the 22nd FIBA Asia Champions Cup as one of his priorities as SBP's top executive.[6][7] Barrios, a former commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association, said that, “The name of the country is at stake here so we have to make sure that everything runs smoothly.”[8]

It was the third time that the Philippines hosted the event. The last FIBA Asia event that the country hosted was the 2005 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.[9] In welcoming the country as the host of the tournament, FIBA Asia president Sheikh Saud bin Ali Al-Thani of Qatar said that, "The 2011 calendar could not have gotten to a better start than with an event in the Philippines, where basketball is almost a religion."[10] The country last won the club championship in 1996 when Hapee Toothpaste defeated Japanese basketball club Isuzu Lynx.[11]

Venue[edit]

2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup is located in Philippines
Pasig
Pasig
Venue Map

Former SBP executive director Noli Eala announced that the venue for the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in 2011 would be the Philsports Arena in Pasig, Manila, Philippines.[12] The arena, which is located inside the PhilSports Complex, is maintained by the Philippine Sports Commission, a government-run organization aimed at developing sports in the country.

The arena enjoys a rich basketball tradition having been the venue of most of the games of the Philippine Basketball Association, the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the oldest in the world outside the U.S., from 1985 to 1992 and from 1999 to 2002. Further, it also hosted the majority of the games in the elimination round of the basketball tournaments of the 2010–11 season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.[13]

In January 2011, FIBA Asia deputy secretary general Hagop Khajirian along with SBP president Manuel V. Pangilinan inspected the venue.

Pasig
PhilSports Arena
Capacity: 10,000
PhilSports Arena UAAP 2010.jpg

Qualification[edit]

Ten professional basketball clubs from the Asian region competed in the annual tournament. All of the five FIBA Asia sub-zones had one automatic berth each. The Philippines were represented by Smart Gilas, the country's Philippine national team, as part of the club's preparations for the FIBA Asia Championship of the same year.[14] Smart Gilas was joined by nine other teams from West Asia, Middle Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Gulf.[15]

For the participating clubs teams from the Gulf sub-zone, Al Shabab and Al-Rayyan were representing United Arab Emirates and Qatar, respectively.[16] A club from the Middle Asia sub-zone was also invited to participate in the tournament.[17] But due to financial reasons, the invited teams from Kazakhstan and Afghanistan begged off from the tournament. FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2011 organizing committee chairman Aboy Castro said that a replacement club from India, which is also bracketed under the Middle Asia sub-zone by FIBA Asia, has already been contacted.[18] However, India withdrew from participating in the tournament.

Initially, the East Asia sub-zone was supposed to be represented by a club from Japan. FIBA Asia deputy secretary general Hagop Khajirian, at the tournament's group draw, reported that a top Japanese club from the BJ League would participate in the Asia Champions Cup this year. Khajirian said that they were waiting for either the Ryukyu Golden Kings or Rizing Fukuoka to confirm their participation.[19] However, the Japan Basketball Association withdrew from the tournament, prompting the organizers to invite a replacement from the Korean Basketball League.[20] Afterwards, South Korea declined the invitation to participate in the event.

Wild cards[edit]

Two wild cards were determined by FIBA Asia as Korea and India failed to confirm their participation in the tournament. The spots for the two countries were filled in by Duhok of Iraq and Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia.[21] FIBA Asia secretary general Dato Yeoh Choo Hock, explaining the wild cards, said that, "Our aim is to have a fairly balanced and completely competitive event. In the past too, we have given similar wild cards keeping mind the need for a competitive event."[22]

WABA Super League[edit]

Four teams were eligible to qualify from the West Asia Basketball Association Champions Cup, which is the West Asian basketball club championship. Lebanese basketball team Al-Riyadi, who placed third in both 2008 and 2009 editions of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, and Syrian club Al Jalaa have qualified by just entering the semifinals of the 2011 WABA Super League.[23] Even though Al-Jalaa did not show up to play the fifth game of the WABA finals in 2011, the club was still allowed to participate in the year's Champions Cup. However, the team was penalized with a two-year ban from playing in the WABA Champions Cup and was also fined US$30,000.[24]

Two-time defending FIBA Asia Champions Cup winner Mahram Tehran defeated Zob Ahan in their battle for third place to qualify as the team from Iran.[25] ASU, on the other hand, beat Al Riyadi Aramex in the qualifying game to identify the Jordanian representative to the tournament.[26]

ASEAN Basketball League[edit]

In March 2011, FIBA Asia secretary general Dato Yeoh Choo Hock announced that the Chang Thailand Slammers, the 2010–11 ASEAN Basketball League champions, would represent the South East Asia sub-zone in the event.[27] However, the Basketball Association of Thailand got suspended, prohibiting the team from participating in any FIBA-sanctioned event. This led ABL CEO Kuhan Foo and FIBA Asia to replace the Slammers with the Westports KL Dragons, ranked third in the ABL, for the year's Champions Cup.[28]

To prepare for the tournament, the Malaysian players of the KL Dragons competed as a team in the 17th Father Martin Cup, a pre-season collegiate basketball tournament in the Philippines.[29] KL Dragons assistant coach Ariel Vanguardia was also named head coach of the team for the Champions Cup as Goh Heng Chuat, who coaches the team in the ABL, is busy preparing the Malaysia national basketball team for the 2011 Southeast Asia Basketball Association tournament and the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.[30]

Qualified teams[edit]

East Asia Persian Gulf Middle Asia Southeast Asia West Asia
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Philippines Smart Gilas Lebanon Al-Riyadi
Qatar Al-Rayyan Malaysia KL Dragons Syria Al-Jalaa Aleppo
United Arab Emirates Al Shabab Iran Mahram Tehran
Jordan ASU
Iraq Duhok

* Note: For the East Asia sub-zone, Japan withdrew from the event as they were still recovering from the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Korea also turned down the invitation to participate in the event. Japan's original slot was later awarded to Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia. For the middle Asia sub-zone, its slot was awarded to Duhok of Iraq after Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and India all begged off from the tournament.[31]

Group draw[edit]

The draw was held on April 15, 2011 at the Discovery Suites Hotel, Pasig.[32] FIBA Asia deputy secretary general Hagop Khajirian conducted the draw along with SBP president Manny Pangilinan, SBP executive director Sonny Barrios, and former FIBA Asia secretary general Mauricio C. Martelino. The qualified basketball clubs were divided into two groups of five.[33]

Group A Group B

Jordan ASU
Malaysia KL Dragons
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Iraq Duhok
Philippines Smart Gilas

Lebanon Al-Riyadi
Qatar Al-Rayyan
United Arab Emirates Al Shabab
Iran Mahram Tehran
Syria Al Jalaa

Squads[edit]

All 10 participating clubs for the 2011 Fiba Asia Champions Cup had 15 players on their rosters. Each team was allowed to tap two imports to reinforce their squads.[34]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony of the tournament was held on May 27, 2011 at the Meralco multi-purpose hall in Pasig City. The participating teams from West Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Gulf regions attended the welcome dinner where the Filipino culture dominated the theme of the ceremony.[35] The guests were entertained by Filipino folk dances during the event, and were served Filipino dishes.

Preliminary round[edit]

For the preliminary round, 10 teams were drawn into two groups composing of five teams each. The clubs played against all the other teams in their respective groups. The top four teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage. The two teams that finished last in their groups played against each other for the ninth place.[36]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
Philippines Smart Gilas 4 4 0 346 271 +74 8
Jordan ASU 4 3 1 328 288 +40 7
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 4 2 2 319 331 −12 6
Iraq Duhok 4 1 3 293 307 −14 5
Malaysia KL Dragons 4 0 4 293 382 −89 4

All times are local (UTC+08).

May 28
14:00
Duhok Iraq 66–74 Jordan ASU
Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 16–26, 17–8, 16–25
Pts: Gray 16
Rebs: Hamad 8
Asts: Al-Doori 4
Pts: Watkins 25
Rebs: Watkins 17
Asts: Daghlas 5
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Marwan Egho (LIB), Yasser Abbas (QAT), Amer Segare (UAE)
May 28
18:00
Smart Gilas Philippines 101–69 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Scoring by quarter: 19–16, 26–15, 33–16, 23–22
Pts: Aguilar 20
Rebs: Taulava, Douthit 7
Asts: Tiu 6
Pts: Dragajlovic 18
Rebs: Dragajlovic, Almaghrabi 5
Asts: Keely 5
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Illija Belosevic (SRB), Reza Javadi (IRI), Jamal Al Turk (SYR)
May 29
14:00
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 83–75 Iraq Duhok
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 16–17, 20–13, 26–25
Pts: Dragajlovic 27
Rebs: Dragajlovic 15
Asts: Kabe 5
Pts: Gray 22
Rebs: Giles 14
Asts: Al-Doori 6
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Heros Avanesian (IRI), Jamal Al Turk (SYR), Yasser Abbas (QAT)
May 29
18:00
KL Dragons Malaysia 64–95 Philippines Smart Gilas
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 25–19, 9–26, 15–30
Pts: Ayer 31
Rebs: Ayer 13
Asts: Ban Sin 4
Pts: Tiu 11
Rebs: Douthit 14
Asts: Casio 7
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Amer Segare (UAE)
May 30
14:00
ASU Jordan 79–69 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 17–16, 25–21, 18–14
Pts: Al-Awadi 26
Rebs: Abbas, Watkins 7
Asts: Daghlas 9
Pts: Keely 26
Rebs: Dragajlovic 16
Asts: Keely 7
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Heros Avanesian (IRI), Rabah Noujaim (LIB)
May 30
16:00
Duhok Iraq 88–76 Malaysia KL Dragons
Scoring by quarter: 28–13, 12–25, 22–14, 26–24
Pts: Giles 28
Rebs: Giles 15
Asts: Al-Doori 7
Pts: Ayer 22
Rebs: Ayer 14
Asts: Batumalai, Sin 4
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Marwan Egho (LIB), Amer Segare (UAE), Reza Javadi (IRI)
May 31
16:00
KL Dragons Malaysia 77–101 Jordan ASU
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 10–32, 22–24, 23–19
Pts: Ayer 21
Rebs: Ayer 12
Asts: Sin, Fai 5
Pts: Daghles 19
Rebs: Hadrab, Watkins 12
Asts: Daghles 9
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB), Yasser Abbas (QAT), Rabah Noujaim (LIB)
May 31
20:00
Smart Gilas Philippines 74–64 Iraq Duhok
Scoring by quarter: 21–17, 26–18, 12–18, 15–11
Pts: Douthit 14
Rebs: Douthit 15
Asts: Tiu 9
Pts: Giles 20
Rebs: Giles 23
Asts: Gray 4
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Heros Avanesian (IRI), Marwan Egho (LIB), Jamal Al Turk (SYR)
June 1
14:00
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 98–76 Malaysia KL Dragons
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 38–18, 13–17, 22–17
Pts: Keely 36
Rebs: Dragajlovic 16
Asts: Almaghrabi 9
Pts: Fai 19
Rebs: Morris, Ayer 8
Asts: Batumalai 7
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Reza Javadi (IRI), Amer Segare (UAE)
June 1
20:00
ASU Jordan 74–76 Philippines Smart Gilas
Scoring by quarter: 16–12, 12–15, 18–18, 28–31
Pts: Watkins 25
Rebs: Abbas 13
Asts: Daghlas 8
Pts: Hontiveros 23
Rebs: Taulava 12
Asts: Casio 7
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Yasser Abbas (QAT), Marwan Egho (LIB)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
Lebanon Al-Riyadi 4 4 0 349 309 +40 8
Iran Mahram Tehran 4 3 1 330 272 +58 7
Qatar Al-Rayyan 4 2 2 305 286 +19 6
Syria Al Jalaa 4 1 3 292 325 −33 5
United Arab Emirates Al Shabab 4 0 4 286 370 −84 4

All times are local (UTC+08).

May 28
16:00
Al Jalaa Syria 59–86 Iran Mahram Tehran
Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 12–26, 15–24, 15–15
Pts: Walker 16
Rebs: Walker 9
Asts: J. Miller 3
Pts: Williams 34
Rebs: Nikkhah 10
Asts: Nikkhah 8
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Ricor Buaron (PHI), Naser Mohammad Ramadan Abu Rashed (JOR)
May 28
20:00
Al Shabab United Arab Emirates 90–109 Lebanon Al-Riyadi
Scoring by quarter: 10–19, 23–27, 23–37, 34–26
Pts: Fields 39
Rebs: Fields 8
Asts: Hajji 4
Pts: El Khatib 29
Rebs: Woods 8
Asts: Ahmed 9
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Ferdinand Pascual (PHI), Sameer Saeed (IRI), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS)
May 29
16:00
Al-Rayyan Qatar 90–67 Syria Al Jalaa
Scoring by quarter: 20–14, 27–18, 27–19, 16–16
Pts: Leslie 30
Rebs: Ngombo 17
Asts: Ngombo, Musa 4
Pts: Parazian 20
Rebs: Walker 6
Asts: Deeb 5
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Illija Belosevic (SRB), Mohammed Khalifa Al Saleh (KSA), Yen Sin Tee (MAS)
May 29
20:00
Mahram Tehran Iran 90–73 United Arab Emirates Al Shabab
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 22–17, 19–21, 26–11
Pts: C. Williams 31
Rebs: C. Williams 8
Asts: Kamrani, Afagh 5
Pts: Fields 20
Rebs: Fields 7
Asts: Hajji 6
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Naser Mohammad Ramadan Abu Rashed (JOR), Rafael Britanico (PHI), Sameer M.A. Saeed (IRQ)
May 30
18:00
Al-Riyadi Lebanon 76–73 Iran Mahram Tehran
Scoring by quarter: 24–14, 13–25, 22–17, 17–17
Pts: El Khatib 25
Rebs: Abdel-Moneim 15
Asts: Akl 5
Pts: Williams 32
Rebs: Williams 6
Asts: Kamrani 3
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)
May 30
20:00
Al Shabab United Arab Emirates 60–78 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 17–16, 13–19, 14–16
Pts: Fields 19
Rebs: Fields 7
Asts: Jasim 3
Pts: Ngombo 21
Rebs: Salem
Asts: Leslie, Ngombo 5
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Naser Mohammad Abu Rashed (JOR), Ricor Buaron (PHI), Yen Sin Tee (MAS)
May 31
14:00
Al Jalaa Syria 93–63 United Arab Emirates Al Shabab
Scoring by quarter: 26–13, 19–19, 25–15, 23–16
Pts: Yaqqub 23
Rebs: Madanly 10
Asts: Madanly 7
Pts: Al Zaabi 24
Rebs: Fields 11
Asts: Fields 3
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Rafael Britanico (PHI), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS), Mohammed Khalifa Al Saleh (KSA)
May 31
18:00
Al-Rayyan Qatar 73–78 (OT) Lebanon Al-Riyadi
Scoring by quarter: 15–18, 20–11, 22–21, 13–20Overtime: 3–8
Pts: Ngombo 24
Rebs: Ngombo 11
Asts: Leslie 4
Pts: Ahmed 24
Rebs: Woods 17
Asts: Akl 6
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI), Sameer Saeed (IRI)
June 1
16:00
Mahram Tehran Iran 81–64 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 22–20, 22–15, 19–13
Pts: Williams 23
Rebs: Samb 15
Asts: Nikkhah 9
Pts: Leslie 20
Rebs: Musa 9
Asts: Musa 4
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB), Naser Mohammad Abu Rashed (JOR), Rafael Britanico (PHI)
June 1
18:00
Al-Riyadi Lebanon 86–73 Syria Al Jalaa
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 24–16, 20–15, 27–22
Pts: Saoud 28
Rebs: Kanaan, Ibrahim, Fakhreddine 7
Asts: Ibrahim 10
Pts: Merjaneh 16
Rebs: Deeb, Merjaneh 6
Asts: J. Miller 4
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Ricor Buaron (PHI), Yen Sin Tee (MAS), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS)

Knockout round[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
June 3, 2011 – Pasig
 
 
Iran Mahram Tehran 102
 
June 4, 2011 – Pasig
 
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 65
 
Iran Mahram Tehran 80
 
June 3, 2011 – Pasig
 
Philippines Smart Gilas 77
 
Philippines Smart Gilas 85
 
June 5, 2011 – Pasig
 
Syria Al Jalaa 80
 
Iran Mahram Tehran82
 
June 3, 2011 – Pasig
 
Lebanon Al-Riyadi 91
 
Lebanon Al-Riyadi 106
 
June 4, 2011 – Pasig
 
Iraq Duhok 80
 
Lebanon Al-Riyadi 71
 
June 3, 2011 – Pasig
 
Qatar Al-Rayyan 52 3rd place
 
Jordan ASU 77
 
June 5, 2011 – Pasig
 
Qatar Al-Rayyan 83
 
Philippines Smart Gilas64
 
 
Qatar Al-Rayyan 71
 

Consolation bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
June 4, 2011 – Pasig
 
 
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 77
 
June 5, 2011 – Pasig
 
Syria Al Jalaa 85
 
Syria Al Jalaa 65
 
June 4, 2011 – Pasig
 
Jordan ASU 72
 
Iraq Duhok 90
 
 
Jordan ASU 98
 
Seventh place
 
 
June 5, 2011 – Pasig
 
 
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 104
 
 
Iraq Duhok 95

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC+08).

June 3
14:00
Al-Riyadi Lebanon 106–80 Iraq Duhok
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 35–15, 25–24, 21–22
Pts: Abdelnour 24
Rebs: Ibrahim 9
Asts: Ahmed, Ibrahim 6
Pts: Giles 29
Rebs: Giles 13
Asts: Al-Doori, Al-Tameemi, Gray, Giles 3
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Reza Javadi (IRI), Amer Segare (UAE), Yen Sin Tee (MAS)
June 3
16:00
Mahram Tehran Iran 102–65 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Scoring by quarter: 32–15, 20–15, 22–22, 28–13
Pts: Samb 18
Rebs: Sahakiang 10
Asts: Williams 6
Pts: Keely 24
Rebs: Dragajlovic 11
Asts: Keely 6
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Marwan Egho (LIB), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS), Naser Mohammad Ramadan Abu Rashed (JOR)
June 3
18:00
Smart Gilas Philippines 85–80 Syria Al Jalaa
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 14–19, 27–16, 24–23
Pts: Douthit 26
Rebs: Douthit 12
Asts: Casio 9
Pts: Walker 25
Rebs: Walker 8
Asts: Walker 3
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Sameer Saeed (IRI)
June 3
20:00
ASU Jordan 77–83 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Scoring by quarter: 19–16, 20–23, 16–24, 22–20
Pts: Watkins 23
Rebs: Abbas 9
Asts: Daghles 8
Pts: Leslie 29
Rebs: Ngombo 8
Asts: Leslie 6
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Illija Belosevic (SRB), Heros Avanesian (IRI), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Semifinals 5th–8th [edit]

June 4
14:00
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 77–85 Syria Al Jalaa
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 22–25, 21–26, 18–16
Pts: Dragajlovic, Almaghrabi 16
Rebs: Dragajlovic 13
Asts: Aljuhani 5
Pts: Yakoub 17
Rebs: Yakoub 10
Asts: J. Miller 8
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Yasser Abbas (QAT), Rafael Britanico (PHI), Reza Javadi (IRI)
June 4
16:00
Duhok Iraq 90–98 Jordan ASU
Scoring by quarter: 17–30, 26–20, 26–17, 21–31
Pts: Giles 24
Rebs: Giles 10
Asts: Al Juboori 9
Pts: Islam 32
Rebs: Islam 14
Asts: Daghlas 12
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Ricor Buaron (PHI), Mohammed Khalifa Al Saleh (KSA)

Semifinals [edit]

June 4
18:00
Mahram Tehran Iran 80–77 Philippines Smart Gilas
Scoring by quarter: 20–21, 25–18, 17–23, 18–15
Pts: Nikkhah 19
Rebs: Samb 13
Asts: Kamrani 4
Pts: Douthit 25
Rebs: Douthit 13
Asts: Casio, Douthit, Lassiter 3
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Illija Belosevic (SRB), Naser Mohammad Ramadan Abu Rashed (JOR), Amer Segare (UAE)
June 4
20:00
Al-Riyadi Lebanon 71–52 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Scoring by quarter: 19–8, 19–13, 15–14, 18–17
Pts: Ahmed 25
Rebs: Ahmed 12
Asts: Ahmed 5
Pts: Ngombo 15
Rebs: Cufee 7
Asts: Leslie 4
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Sameer Saeed (IRI), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS)

7th place[edit]

All times are local (UTC+08).

June 5
12:00
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 104–95 Iraq Duhok
Scoring by quarter: 29–21, 29–20, 20–29, 26–25
Pts: Dragajlovic 28
Rebs: Dragajlovic 21
Asts: Kabe, Almaghrabi 5
Pts: Gray 30
Rebs: Al Juboori 9
Asts: Al Juboori 5
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Jamal Al Turk (SYR), Ricor Buaron (PHI), Yen Sin Tee (MAS)

5th place[edit]

June 5
14:00
Al Jalaa Syria 65–72 Jordan ASU
Scoring by quarter: 17–11, 21–13, 9–18, 18–30
Pts: J. Miller 16
Rebs: Yakoub 13
Asts: Madanly 7
Pts: Soobzokov 19
Rebs: Abbas 10
Asts: Al-Sous 2
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Owe Shiong Chan (MAS), Mohammed Khalifa Al Saleh (KSA)

3rd place[edit]

June 5
16:00
Smart Gilas Philippines 64–71 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 18–19, 13–14, 18–21
Pts: Douthit 18
Rebs: Douthit 17
Asts: Casio 7
Pts: Leslie 19
Rebs: Musa 13
Asts: Cufee 3
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Marwan Egho (LIB), Heros Avanesian (IRI), Amer Segare (UAE)

Finals[edit]

June 5
18:00
Mahram Tehran Iran 82–91 Lebanon Al-Riyadi
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 25–21, 19–19, 24–34
Pts: Nikkhah 28
Rebs: Kamrani, C. Williams 7
Asts: Nikkhah 7
Pts: El Khatib 41
Rebs: Woods 16
Asts: Mahmoud 5
PhilSports Arena, Pasig
Referees: Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG), Illija Belosevic (SRB), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
Gold medal icon.svg Lebanon Al Riyadi 7–0
Silver medal icon.svg Iran Mahram Tehran 5–2
Bronze medal icon.svg Qatar Al-Rayyan 4–3
4 Philippines Smart Gilas 5–2
Failed to Reach Semifinals
5 Jordan ASU 5–2
6 Syria Al Jalaa 2–5
7 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 3–4
8 Iraq Duhok 1–6
Failed to Reach Quarterfinals
9 United Arab Emirates Al Shabab 0–4
Malaysia KL Dragons 0–4

Awards[edit]

2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Lebanon
Al Riyadi
1st title
Most Valuable Player
Lebanon Fadi El Khatib [37]


Statistical leaders[edit]

The top ten of the five statistics are shown below.[38]

Tournament officials[edit]

Through the tournament's official website, FIBA Asia named the referees and commissioners that will officiate the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2011.[39] Below are the technical officials for the entire tournament:

  • Team referees
    •  QAT Yasser Abbas
    •  JOR Naser Mohammad Abu Rashed
    •  KSA Mohammed Khalifa Al Saleh
    •  SYR Jamal Al Turk
    •  IRI Heros Avanesian
    •  PHI Rafael Britanico
    •  PHI Ricor Buaron
    •  MAS Owe Shiong Chan
    •  LIB Marwan Egho
    •  IRI Reza Javadi
    •  LIB Rabah Noujaim
    •  PHI Ferdinand Pascual
    •  IRQ Sameer M.A. Saeed
    •  UAE Amer Segare
    •  MAS Yen Sin Tee
  • Neutral referees
    •  SRB Ilija Belosevic
    •  ARG Pablo Alberto Estevez
  • Commissioners
    •  OMA Faris Said Salim Al Khalasi
    •  PHI Igmidio Reyes Cahanding
    •  VIE Nguyen Ngo Tuan
    •  PHI Anthony Angulo Sulit
    •  MAS Kak Kuan Lee (FIBA Asia)

Media[edit]

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The FIBA Asia Champions Cup was aired on Philippine VHF television network Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation via Sports5.[40] In April 2011, Sports5, the sports division of TV5, signed a blocktime agreement with IBC-13 to air live sports coverage via AKTV, a primetime block that airs local and international sports events.[41][42]

Country Broadcaster
 Philippines IBC-13 (AKTV)

Event website[edit]

In May 2011, FIBA Asia announced that the official site of the tournament has gone live online. The website has all the information about the event such as its overview, rosters, and system of competition. In addition, the website also features real-time updates as well as news, live game results, and interviews.[43]

Live streaming[edit]

The organizers announced in June 2011 that all of the final round games of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2011 will be streamed live on FIBAtv.com and FIBAAsiaTV.com. The highlights of all these games will also be available in the tournament's official website.[44]

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