After a heartbreaking loss in a ‘must-win’ game against South Korea 97-95, Gilas Pilipinas are set to face their last game in the quarterfinals round against Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan earlier defeated Qatar 65-57 to give the Philippines a glimmer of hope in their bid to advance to the semifinals. Gilas Pilipinas defeatedKazakhstan last year in the FIBA Asian Games by 30pts led by Gary David with 22pts. Gilas must beat Kazakhstan tomorrow by 11pts or more and South Korea must beat Qatar and we will enter the Semifinals.
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Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan today at 2:15pm (Live on TV5). Marcus Douthit is confirmed to play.
Gilas Pilipinas 10 Kazakhstan 6, Douthit with 8 points.
Gary D for 2, 18-12 Gilas lead.
Kolesnikov splits FTs. Shots not falling for Gilas. But we lead, 18-13.
Alapag on the breakaway. YES! Now a 23-15 lead for Gilas.
Ilin splits FTs. Ball goes to Gilas. 23-16 for the Philippines.
Gabe Norwood for 3, 26-16.
Rebound and Slam by Japeth Aguilar, 28-16!
Japeth with what he does best: SLAM IT HOME! 28-16 for Gilas.
Monster block by Douthit! Technical foul called on Kazakhstan coach!
Gilas Pilipinas 32 Kazakhstan 18.
Alapag for 3, 35-21 Gilas lead.
Alapag three coming off a timeout! Kazakhstan turnover. 35-21 Gilas.
Halftime: Gilas Pilipinas 35 Kazakhstan 21.
Korea must beat Qatar & we must beat KAZ by more than 11, so we can advance to semis.
Japeth makes 1/2 FTs. 36-21 for Gilas.
42-26 Gilas lead.
Kolesnikov scores. But RDO quick to respond. 44-28 Gilas.
Ilin scores again. David three BANG! 47-32 for Gilas.
Alapag completes 3-point play. Now we have our biggest lead at 50-32.
Gavrilov splits FTs. Kolesnikov scores. 50-35 for Gilas.
Kolesnikov again. 50-37 now for Gilas.
End of 3rd: Gilas Pilipinas 52 Kazakhstan 39. 1 more quarter.
Ilin retaliates with a three of his own. 55-42 for Gilas.
Norwood, Dillinger score! Lead back to 14. 59-45 for Gilas.
Technical foul called by the Korean ref on Marcus Douthit. KAZ trails, 59-48.
RDO three! YES! What a big shot by RDO. 62-51.
LA Tenorio makes 1/2. Douthit scores! 65-51 for Gilas! Under 5 minutes left.
Murzagaliyev triple. 65-54 for Gilas. 4:10 remaining.
Back-to-back turnovers by Kazakhstan. 65-54 for Gilas.
Kolesnikov scores. Douthit delivers! 67-56.
Gavrilov makes it 67-60 for Gilas. Seven-point lead just now for the Philippines.
Chan misses three. We are up by just 5, 67-62.
Gilas wins over Kazakhstan, 67-65 but fails to qualify to the semis.