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Korea, Tunisia, Nigeria and Iran won their second games of World Cup classification round (17th until 32nd place).

Korea beat Cote d’Ivoire with a score of 80-71. Guna Ra was the player of the game with 26 points and 16 rebounds for the index rating of 38. His teammate, Hoon Heo, scored 16 points, while Chan Hee Park ended the match with 14.

For Cote d’Ivoire, Charles Abouo scored 15 points, but the best players on the court were Bryan Pamba and Souleyman Diabate. Both of them scored 12 points with the same index rating (12).

Tunisia was better than Angola by two points. The final result of the game was 86-84. Salah Mejri scored 18 points with 8 rebounds (index rating of 31) for Tunisia, while Michael Roll ended the match with 21 points (index rating of 20) and Makram Ben Romdhane with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists (index rating of 28).

On the other side, Yanick Moreira had 21 points and 9 rebounds (index rating of 28). Gerson Domingos had two points less (19), while Valdélicio Joaquim scored 16 and Carlos Morais finished the match with 10.

Nigeria won 86-73 against China in the third classification game of the day. For the African squad the best was Josh Okogie with 19 points (index rating of 27), while for the hosts, Jianlian Yi ended the match with 27 points. That wasn’t enough for China to celebrate against Nigeria.

In the last today’s match of the classification games, Iran won 95-75 against the Philippines, mostly thanks to both Behnam Yakhchalidehkordi and Hamed Haddadi. Their index ratings were 22. Yakhchalidehkordi scored 14 points, while Haddadi finished the match with 19. Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami added 17, Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi 16 and Aaron Geramipoor 12.

Robert Lee Jr. Bolick was the top performer for the Philippines. He scored 15 points. Only two more players had 10+ points for the PhilippinesAndray Blatche (12) and June Mar Fajardo 10.

After those games, the best team in Group M is Nigeria, with 3 wins and 2 losses and China is second with 2 wins and 3 losses. The third is Korea, while the last team in Group M is Cote d’Ivoire.

In Group N, Tunisia is the best with 3 wins and 2 losses. The second is Iran and on the third position is Angola. The last squad in Group N is the Philippines.