Basketball at the 1966 Asian Games

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Basketball was one of the 14 sports disciplines held in the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand. Israel won their 1st title by beating host country in the championship match. This marked the first time the Philippines wasn't able to reach the semifinals. The games were held from 10 December to 19, 1966.

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 Israel (ISR)
Amnon Avidan
Tanhum Cohen-Mintz
Igal Dar
Gershon Dekel
Offer Eshed
Abraham Gutt
David Kaminsky
Zvi Lubezki
Itshak Shachar
Ami Shelef
Haim Starkman
Ilan Zohar
 Thailand (THA)
Viroj Cheepluesak
Prakong Panturat
Dusit Puatusnanan
Surasak Saechua
Channaronk Seriwat
Tah Srirat
Pracha Srisavaet
Rangsan Supachitranan
Somsak Tohbundit
Wan Tubtawee
Manu Vichitsrawong
Banchong Vongwailert
 South Korea (KOR)
Choi Jong-kyu
Ha Ui-kon
Kim Chul-kap
Kim In-kun
Kim Moo-hyun
Kim Young-il
Lee Byung-goo
Lee Byung-kuk
Lee In-pyo
Park Han
Shin Dong-pa
Shin Hyun-soo

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Japan 4 4 0 326 199 +127 8
 Thailand 4 3 1 327 274 +53 7
 Republic of China 4 2 2 355 301 +54 6
 Malaysia 4 1 3 259 293 −34 5
 Ceylon 4 0 4 251 451 −200 4
10 December
Thailand  70–58  Malaysia
10 December
Japan  115–53  Ceylon
11 December
Republic of China  129–75  Ceylon
11 December
Japan  69–34  Malaysia
12 December
Thailand  120–70  Ceylon
12 December
Japan  68–53  Republic of China
14 December
Malaysia  87–53  Ceylon
14 December
Thailand  78–72  Republic of China
15 December
Republic of China  101–80  Malaysia
15 December
Japan  74–59  Thailand

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 5 5 0 457 298 +159 10
 Israel 5 4 1 417 324 +93 9
 Philippines 5 3 2 512 357 +155 8
 Iran 5 2 3 380 398 −18 7
 South Vietnam 5 1 4 378 501 −123 6
 Burma 5 0 5 283 549 −266 5
10 December
South Korea  110–62  South Vietnam
10 December
Philippines  132–49  Burma
10 December
Israel  87–55  Iran
11 December
South Korea  128–53  Burma
11 December
Israel  100–70  South Vietnam
11 December
Philippines  103–69  Iran
12 December
Philippines  109–65  South Vietnam
12 December
Iran  103–48  Burma
12 December
South Korea  62–48  Israel
14 December
South Vietnam  95–82  Burma
14 December
South Korea  74–53  Iran
14 December
Philippines  86–91  Israel
15 December
Iran  100–86  South Vietnam
15 December
Israel  91–51  Burma
15 December
Philippines  82–83  South Korea

Final round[edit]

Classification 9th–11th[edit]

Classification 9th–11th 9th place game
17 December
  Ceylon 107  
  Burma 82  
 
19 December
      Ceylon 88
    South Vietnam 102
17 December
  South Vietnam
 Bye  
Semifinals[edit]
17 December
Ceylon  107–82  Burma
9th place game[edit]
19 December
Ceylon  88–102  South Vietnam

Classification 5th–8th[edit]

Classification 5th–8th 5th place game
17 December
  Republic of China  89  
  Iran  78  
 
19 December
      Republic of China  75
    Philippines  72
7th place game
17 December 19 December
  Philippines  113   Iran  95
  Malaysia  73     Malaysia  88
Semifinals[edit]
17 December
Republic of China  89–78  Iran
17 December
Philippines  113–73  Malaysia
7th place game[edit]
19 December
Iran  95–88  Malaysia
5th place game[edit]
19 December
Republic of China  75–72  Philippines

Championship[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal game
17 December
  Japan  34  
  Israel  57  
 
19 December
      Israel  90
    Thailand  42
Bronze medal game
17 December 19 December
  South Korea  52   Japan  60
  Thailand  67     South Korea  72
Semifinals[edit]
17 December
Japan  34–57  Israel
17 December
South Korea  52–67  Thailand
Bronze medal game[edit]
19 December
Japan  60–72  South Korea
Gold medal game[edit]
19 December
Israel  90–42  Thailand

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L
1st  Israel 7 6 1
2nd  Thailand 6 4 2
3rd  South Korea 7 6 1
4  Japan 6 4 2
5  Republic of China 6 4 2
6  Philippines 7 4 3
7  Iran 7 3 4
8  Malaysia 6 1 5
9  South Vietnam 6 2 4
10  Ceylon 6 1 5
11  Burma 6 0 6

References[edit]