The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Iran at 5:00 P.M. on July 23, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Gilas chance of bringing home at least a bronze medal is getting slimmer. The only hope is if South Korea will lose to Republic of China Blue. Team A of Taiwan most likely also wanted to end the tournament with a win in front of their home fans.
For the first time in the 2017 William Jones Cup, Gilas Pilipinas has crossed the century mark behind their sharpshooting from three-point land.
Gilas can only wish that if they can borrow at least two three-pointers in yesterday’s game against India, the story versus South Korea and the hope of winning a championship trophy will be different.
“The central theme going to this game is that we want to respect the opponent because we know India has some good players,” said head coach Chot Reyes. “But at the same time, we also want to respect the game.”
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Carl Bryan Cruz and Matthew Wright started the long-bombs attack in the first half. Cruz scored a total of 9 points all from behind the arc while Wright converted all of his three-point attempts with 5-of-5.
Team India probably thought that Gilas will cease its long distance offense when coach Chot Reyes pulled out Wright and Cruz in the fourth quarter. However, the seasoned Gilas coach puts in Almond Vosotros.
Probably because Vosotros isn’t always get enough minutes in the last six games, scouts don’t have enough information what damage he can do.
The former De La Salle sharpshooter did what he does best and that is shooting three-pointers. Without wasting time after got inserted in the game, Vosotros dropped 14 points all in the final period.