Gilas Pilipinas has officially bowed out for the medal race on the 2014 Asian Games after winning against Kazakhstan by only 2 points on Saturday, September 28.
After having two straight losses against Qatar and South Korea, the chance for Gilas to enter the semifinals gets slimmer. However, when Kazakhstan defeated Qatar, hopes are up again. They just need to win against Kazakhstan by at least 11 points and South Korea must win against Qatar and they will be in the semifinals.
After leading by as much as 18 points against Kazakhstan, Gilas Pilipinas ended up winning the match with only 2 points lead after back to back scores from Kazakhstan towards the end of the 4th quarter. It was definitely a bittersweet win.
Nevertheless, Gilas Pilipinas fought gallantly in the Asian Games. They may not bring us the medals, but they definitely brought Philippines back in the basketball map. All these heartbreaking losses will just make them stronger. Learn from all the failures and we will comeback even stronger.
On September 29, Gilas will face China for the 5th place. Let us keep supporting our Philippine team! Watch the live game on TV 5 at 3:15PM or if you’re not home, don’t miss the action and watch it here via LIVESTREAM!
UPDATE from TV 5: Classification game of #GilasPilipinas vs China will air at 9PM on TV5. Asian Games broadcast group is unable give a live feed of the game.