Arakji top scored for the hosts with 22 points.
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Wael Arakji showed up when it mattered most for a sluggish Lebanon Tuesday as the hosts eked out a 72-66 win against South Korea in their opening Asia Cup game in Zouk.The Riyadi power forward first proved why he is so adept at spacing the floor despite standing at 2.01 meters, draining a deep 3-pointer before a driving lay-up followed on the next possession as Lebanon ended the first quarter with a tenuous 20-18 lead.Both teams toiled mightily in the period – Lebanon finished with 14 points to Korea's 10 – yet despite their inefficiency on offense Korea were able to cut into Lebanon's lead.Crucial baskets from Khatib and Arakji stopped the rot as Lebanon scored eight unanswered points to labor to a 72-66 win.
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