The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Lithuania at 3:00 P.M. on July 21, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Gilas Pilipinas has regained its touch from the three-point territory and was able to bounce back and got a win against team Iraq yesterday. Today, the learning process continue as they will taste Euro basketball flavor.
In the span of six days it seems our beloved Gilas Pilipinas have already seen different types of basketball games coming from their opponents
If team Canada showcased athleticism while both Republic of China Blue and White carries their home-court advantage, team Japan show-off their young guns who knows three-point shooting.
Then the Koreans seems like have some magic to make the opposing team miss almost all of their three-point shot, yesterday team Iraq brought another type of basketball game.
That style was an intense physicality. A type of game where Christian Standhardinger was slapped with a technical foul after giving cheap-shots.
Coach Chot Reyes got furios and sent the Fil-German back to their locker room. Apart from Standhardinger, Carl Bryan Cruz also received some words from the veteran Gilas mentor.
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“I don’t like the extra stuffs. There’s a fine line between being rugged and downright dirty. It’s not us. I don’t care if we lose but we’ll not play that way. We’re gonna be strong, tough but will not cross that line,” said Reyes.
The best thing that happen to Philippines squad is that they’re able to rediscover their long range shooting. They were more sharper against team Iraq where they shoot 33% from the three-point area compared to an awful 3% against South Korea.
“Kung kumunekta kami ng at least tatlong three-points lang, baka nanalo kami,” said Reyes.
Mike Myers continue doing his thing especially in controlling the boards. Myers logged 16 points along with his 18 rebounds.