Haidar was instrumental in Lebanon's win, finishing with 18 points.
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Lebanon hit the ground running at the FIBA Asia Championship with a precious victory against 2013 semifinalists Chinese Taipei 94-89 in their Group D opener Wednesday. The Cedars, playing their first game at the Asian level since 2012 following an international ban in 2013, started brilliantly as naturalized American Jay Youngblood scored six successive points from neat drives to help Lebanon ease to an 8-0 run. Ahmad Ibrahim was one of the standout performers in the second quarter for Lebanon as he managed to score 11 points.And Ibrahim continued in the third from where he left off in the second – he eventually finished the game with 23 points in 23 minutes with an efficiency of 22 – while Ali Haidar was also on form as he helped Lebanon regain a 12-point lead going into the fourth.
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