The South Korean men’s basketball team defeated Japan in the seventh and eighth place match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games to finish seventh .The men’s basketball team, led by Chu Il-seung, defeated Japan 74-55 in the seventh and eighth place match at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday at Zijinjiang Gymnasium of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China .The Korean men’s basketball team’s medal hopes were dashed by a 70-84 loss to host China in the quarterfinals on March 3 and an 82-89 defeat to Iran in the fifth-to-eighth place game on Thursday .South Korea’s previous best finish in men’s basketball at an Asian Games was fifth in Doha in 2006, but this time they lost in the fifth through eighth place games as well .In the 7th-8th place game against Japan, Korea held a slim 19-18 lead in the first quarter before going on a 41-25 run in the second quarter and maintained a double-digit lead in the third quarter to close out the tournament .Moon Jung-hyun, making his professional debut after being selected by Suwon KT with the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s KBL rookie draft, scored a team-high 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and pulled down eight rebounds, while Kim Jong-kyu (DB) added 15 points and Lee Jung-hyun (Sono) chipped in 13 points and eight assists. Lagunar (KCC) added 11 rebounds and nine points .Earlier in the day at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, the Philippines defeated Jordan 70-60 to regain the men’s basketball crown at the Asian Games after 61 years since the 1962 edition. The silver medal was Jordan’s first Asian Games men’s basketball podium finish. In the bronze medal game, defending champions and the most decorated men’s 카지노사이트 basketball team of all time (eight), host China defeated Chinese Taipei 101-73 to take home the bronze.