at the 2010 Asian Games
International Sports Arena
Ying Tung Gymnasium
|Date||November 13, 2010–November 26, 2010|
|Competitors||273 from 18 nations|
Basketball was one of the 42 sports at the 16th Asian Games 2010 at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. The event was held at the 13,000 seat Guangzhou International Sports Arena, Huangpu Gymnasium, Guangti Gymnasium, Ying Dong Gymnasium and Sports and Entertainment Centre.
China defeated Korea in both of the tournament's gold medal games; Iran won the men's bronze medal defeating Japan, and Japan defeated Chinese Taipei to win the bronze medal in the women's tournament.
|Totals (4 nations)||2||2||2||6|
The teams were seeded based on their final ranking at the 2006 Asian Games.
- Best 8 teams from the basketball competition of the 2006 Asian Games that are participating in 2010 directly entered the second round.
* The Philippines, which has made it to the latter stages of every Asian Games basketball tournament from 1951 to 2002, was suspended from international competition during the 2006 Asian Games and was not automatically seeded. In 2010, they were originally drawn with Saudi Arabia but Saudi Arabia withdrew. Kuwait, which was originally drawn with Hong Kong and DPR Korea, was re-drawn with the Philippines, also reportedly withdrew due to a suspension. As a result, the organizers will re-draw the seven unseeded teams into two groups. The Philippines is planning to appeal the re-draw among the seven unseeded teams and instead suggests to conduct the re-draw involving all participating teams. Kuwait eventually decided to continue with their participation.
|16||Athletes from Kuwait||1||0||1|
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