The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Jordan at 6:30 P.M. on August 20, 2017 in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
A back-to-back setbacks incurred by Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, the best thing they can do right now is at least finish as the best seventh squad in the tournament and this is also the same situation which team Jordan wanted to achieve.
At the age of 37, Gilas Pilipinas found no answer to the hot shooting of Fadi El Khatib who dropped 36 points against a much younger Filipino defender.
Lebanon’s style of game was similar to Korea, the opponent of Gilas in their last game. Although Lebanon shot much lower to Koreans with their 42.1% from three-point land but in defense they are much like similar.
They shut down Gilas three-point shooters and the Filipinos were having hard time finding sweet spot to use as their launching pod.
Despite of the cold shooting, still the Philippines Golden Boy, Terrence Romeo registered 19 points where almost half of his score came from the free-throw line (9 points).
The late emergence of June Mar Fajardo was still not enough to beat the opponent. The Kraken gave all he got and delivered 13 points against Lebanon’s best defensive big-man, Norvel Pelle.
Team Jordan on the other hand got whipped by team China, 86-55.
Their top performer player in that match was Mohammad Hussein who finished the game with almost a double-double performance. He logged 18 points and 8 rebounds in a losing effort.
- Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) Vs Lebanon – 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Classification Semi-Finals Live Streaming (August 19, 2017)
- Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) Vs Qatar – 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Live Streaming (August 13, 2017)
- Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) Vs Iraq – 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Live Streaming (August 11, 2017)
- Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) Vs China – 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Live Streaming (August 9, 2017)