Gilas Pilipinas took the fight to Puerto Rico, but its rally fell short. Gilas Pilipinas tried to fight against similarly winless Puerto Rico in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain Wednesday. Check out the infographic below.
With both teams without winnings after three games in the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas and Puerto Rico are desperately needed to secure their first victories of the FIBA World Cup tournament. With the loser facing certain elimination from Group B contention, both teams are in a must-win situation.
Check the final stats for Gilas Pilipinas.
Gilas Pilipinas once again was close but could not beat Puerto Rico and lost 77-73.
It was a courageous fight for the Philippines, which had been close in its other three games as well but lost all of them.
— Puerto Rico (@PuertoRicoPUR) September 3, 2014
GILAS PILIPINAS STATS: The Philippines headed by Andray Blatche’s 25 points and Lewis Tenorio’s 18 points. Paul Lee contributed in 10 points, and Jimmy Alapag and Gabe Norwood each had 6. Blatche made 14 rebounds while Ranidel de Ocampo had 3 assists. Blatche had a team-high six turnovers.
PUERTO RICO STATS: JJ Barea headed Puerto Rico with 30 points while Ricky Sanchez and David Huertas contributed 13 each. Alex Franklin had 9 rebounds while Carlos Rivera had 3 assists.
Gilas cannot advance to the next round. Nevertheless, Breathtaking & heartbreaking game that was so close. We salute you Gilas Pilipinas. Never say die.