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LEBANON CELEBRATES VICTORY AGAINST GILAS AS IT MASTERS TO SLOW DOWN JORDAN CLARKSON

 The Lebanese head coach Jad El Hajj admitted that they struggled in the first-half of the game. According to Jad, it took him and the team a time to figure out how to slow down Jordan Clarkson.






"We suffered at the beginning. It took us 10 to 15 minutes to understand what kind of game Jordan plays, he scored 18 first-half points," said Jad.



But through the help of Lebanese defenders Karim Zeinoun and Ali Mansour they successfully delivered the way they wanted to control the game.



Arakji who poured 24 points said, "To be honest, the Philippines, they got their top 12 players in the league. Maybe thy're missing one or two, but we beat them."



Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson who scores 27 points, 7 assist, and 6 rebounds said: "For us, this is bright. We're just getting this team together." 



Clarkson is optimistic about  his team Gilas future despite the loss against Lebanon 85-81, in the Fiba World Cup Asia Qualifiers on Thursday, August 25.



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