Australia won the FIBA Asia Cup by beating Lebanon in the final 75-73, while New Zealand defeated Jordan 83-75 in the battle for third place.
In front of a packed and loud crowd at the Istora Senayan, Australia was able to withstand a furious rally from Lebanon led by MVP Wael Arakji to come away with the win and the Asia Cup title.
Thon Maker led Australia in scoring with 14 points, while McCarron also had a highly productive game of 12 points, four rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Meanwhile, Arakji had 28 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the heroic effort.
In the Third-Place Game, New Zealand came from behind on a barrage of three-pointers from Tohi Smith-Milner in the fourth quarter to come away with the win over Jordan. This is their first ever medal in an Asia Cup after finishing 4th in Asia Cup 2017.