27th FIBA Asia Championship for Men: Championship Format
Here are the full groupings:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Chinese Taipei||Hong Kong||China||Bahrain|
|Saudi Arabia||Qatar||South Korea||Kazakhstan|
In the preliminary round, each team plays the other squads in its group once.
Qualifying teams retain carry over their records from the first round, with wins and losses against eliminated teams stricken from their records.
The top three teams from Group A and the top three teams from Group B are grouped to form Group E.
The top three teams from Group C and the top three teams from Group D are grouped to form Group F.
In Group E, qualifiers from Group A play one match each against the qualifiers from Group B.
In Group F, qualifiers from Group C play one match each against the qualifiers from Group D.
The top four teams from Group E and the top four teams from Group F move into the knockout quarterfinals:
– Group E 1st-place vs Group F 4th-place
– Group E 3rd-place vs Group F 2nd-place
– Group E 2nd-place vs Group F 3rd-place
– Group E 4th-place vs Group F 1st-place