Hong Kong has secured their spot in the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 qualifiers after defeating Malaysia in a closely contested match. The game was played in Kuala Lumpur and saw Hong Kong come out on top with a final score of 77-70.
The victory was a hard-fought one for Hong Kong, who were up against a strong Malaysian team. The game was neck-and-neck throughout, with both teams trading leads and neither able to establish a significant advantage. However, in the end, Hong Kong’s experience and resilience proved to be the difference, as they were able to make crucial plays down the stretch to secure the win.
One of the standout performers for Hong Kong was their veteran point guard, Lee Ki, who had a game-high 23 points, along with six assists and four rebounds. Lee’s leadership and playmaking were key factors in the team’s victory, as he was able to control the pace of the game and make the right decisions in crunch time.
Another player who played a pivotal role for Hong Kong was power forward Chan Siu Wing. Chan was a force inside, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, including five offensive boards. His presence in the paint was instrumental in preventing Malaysia from getting easy baskets and generating second-chance opportunities.
For Malaysia, their leading scorer was shooting guard Wong Yi Hou, who finished with 19 points and four assists. However, Wong’s efforts were not enough to lift his team to victory, as they struggled to find consistent offense against Hong Kong’s tough defense.
The win for Hong Kong is a significant one, as it means they will now advance to the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 qualifiers. The Asia Cup is one of the biggest basketball tournaments in the region, featuring some of the best teams from across Asia. Qualifying for the tournament is a major achievement for any team, and Hong Kong will now have the opportunity to showcase their skills on the big stage.
The FIBA Asia Cup 2025 qualifiers will be a challenging competition for Hong Kong, as they will be facing some of the best teams from the region. However, the team will be confident in their abilities, having already shown that they can compete with top-level opposition.
Hong Kong’s head coach, Yang Ming, was pleased with his team’s performance against Malaysia, but he knows that there is still work to be done ahead of the qualifiers. “We are happy to have qualified for the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 qualifiers, but we know that the competition will be tough,” said Yang. “We will need to continue working hard and improving our game if we want to make an impact in the tournament.”
The FIBA Asia Cup 2025 qualifiers are scheduled to take place later this year, and Hong Kong will be hoping to build on their recent success and make a strong showing. With a talented squad and a winning mentality, the team will be looking to prove that they are one of the top teams in the region and capable of challenging for the title.