The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Lebanon at 9:00 P.M. on August 19, 2017 in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
The quest of Gilas Pilipinas to at least improve its FIBA rankings and finished at 5th place will start today as host team Lebanon looking for the same purpose.
The Gilas hope of bringing home the gold medal in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup was ended after got whipped by their Asian basketball rival, the team South Korea.
Philippines men’s basketball squad played their usual game that brought them to the Quarterfinals round but the Koreans played much better especially on hitting their three-point bombs.
Terrence Romeo kept the nation hopes alive as he answered all of the shots thrown by South Korea in the second quarter. Romeo unleashed 22 points barrage but went scoreless in the second half.
Gilas weren’t able to defeat their last opponent using a skill-vs-skill starategy, although they arrived in full roster that seen Jun Mar Fajardo playing for the first time in the tournament, still Philippines weren’t able to pull a win and advance to the semi-final round.
Team Lebanon on the other hand also got whipped in their last outing against powerhouse team Iran.
Wael Arakaji led the Lebanese squad with 24 points while one of the top scorers of the tourney, Fadi El Khatib added 18 points.
It’s expected that apart from team Lebanon vs team Philippines clash, it will be also Lebanese vs OFW Filipino fans cheering for their favorite squad which will be seen in the arena at 9 P.M. (Manila time).
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