(UPDATED) Australia set a semifinals date with Batang Gilas, after it defeated Japan 88-52 in the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship at Stadium 29 in Bangkok on Thursday.
The last-4 meeting between the two countries' boys sides comes 5 weeks after they faced each other in a 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifying game at Philippine Arena on July 1, which ended in a brawl and with the sport's world-governing body suspending more than a dozen players.
Australia and the Philippines head into their game carrying identical 4-0 records.
The Philippines advanced to the semifinals with a 67-52 over Bahrain earlier.
Their game is at 6:45 p.m. on Friday.
In the other final-4 pairing, New Zealand and China dispute the other berth in the title game.
In the quarterfinals, Japan kept in step with Australia, until the latter went on a 14-4 run to close the first quarter ahead 23-13.
Coach Darren Perry and his crew never looked back en route to the easy win.
Forward Kyle Bowen led Australia with 22 points.
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