After bowing down to the powerhouse team France, Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled to face team New Zealand today in the ongoing 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines.
Philippines National Men’s Basketball team was hot in the first quarter against the mighty “Les Blue” squad led by Tony Parker and Boris Diaw. However, Gilas wasn’t able to maintain their mercury rising temperature throught the game and team France took advantage.
New Zealand is the world’s number 21 in the FIBA ranking which is not far from Philippine’s who is at number 28.
In order to move in the second round of the 2016 FIBAOQT, Gilas must win today.