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BEIRUT, Lebanon (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Australia became the first-ever FIBA Asia Cup champions after beating Iran 79-56 in Sunday's Final in Beirut.
The Boomers jumped out to a 12-2 lead early on and never looked back on route to a comfortable victory.
Brad Newley had a team-high 18 points for Australia, while Daniel Kickert added 14 and Mitch Creek, the team's leading scorer in the competition, chipped in with a dozen of his own.
Earlier in the day, Korea upended New Zealand 79-56 in the battle for third place.
FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Top 8:
2. I.R. Iran
4. New Zealand
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).