WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs. Qatar: Online TV, Live Stream & Preview #AsianGames2014

The Philippines is struggling to win first Asian Games gold medal in more than 50 years. It seemed the part of a contender against Iran in the preliminary stages in a rematch of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships in Manila, even if it lost in heartbreaking fashion.

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Qatar: Online TV, Live Stream and Preview #AsianGames2014
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The important factor for the Philippines will be its defense against the Qatar duo of Khalid Suliman Abdi and Erfan Ali Saeed. Abdi averaged 18.5 points a game in the early going, while Saeed posted nightly averages of 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.

A female referee is officiating the #GilasPilipinas game vs Qatar. Sure a great step for gender equality in sports!

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs. Qatar: Online TV, Live Stream & Preview #AsianGames2014
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QATAR defeats PHILIPPINES, 77-68

Determined Qatar sends Gilas Pilipinas reeling to another loss

Watson splits. Qatar now leads by 9.

Qatar lead is now 8 with 36 seconds left in the game.

36.4 seconds remaining in the game and we are down by 6. 74-68, Qatar.

Paul Lee fouls out of the game QAT 74-68 PHI

Alapag nails a triple! This isn’t over yet! QAT 74-68 PHI

Mohammed with a layup. Philippines now down by 9. QAT 74-65 PHI

Watson scores one over Douthit. QAT 72-65 PHI

Watson slashes through, but Douthit answers back on the other end! QAT 70-65 PHI

Chan with a 2. Norwood with a steal and Qatar fouls. Gabe makes both freebies QAT 69-63 PHI

Saeed makes 1 out of 2 of his freebies. QAT 68-59 PHI

Mohamed scores fa long 2. QAT 65-59 PHI

Mohd Mohammed fouls. Pingris on the line and he goes 2/2. QAT 63-59 PHI

At the end of the third, Qatar holds a five-point lead

With his 3rd!!! Alapag is on fire! QAT 56-51 PHI

Alapag with back-to-back threes QAT 56-48 PHI

Gilas Pilipinas playing catch up QAT 53-42 PHI

(3Q, 5:05) PHILIPPINES 39 – 51 QATAR

(3Q, 7:52) PHILIPPINES 39 – 42 QATAR

Gilas half-time stats: Lee has 8 pts, Marcus 6, LA and Chan 5 each

(Halftime) PHILIPPINES 39-36 QATAR

Mohd Mohammed scores. He scores again. Chan with back-to-back misses. 39-36 Gilas.

Chan with a tough shot, still makes it. 39-32 now for Gilas.

Chan quickly makes an impact, sinks a three! 37-32 Gilas.

Baker Mohamed makes both FTs. Jeff Chan returns for Lee. 34-32 Gilas.

Double foul called on Japeth Aguilar and Mohammed. 34-30 for Gilas.

Lee beats the shot clock! Lee called for the foul on Watson. 34-29 Gilas.

Watson three. He cuts the Gilas lead to 32-29.

(2Q, 4:08) PHILIPPINES 32 – 26 QATAR

Mohammed tips it in. Dillinger for three! 32-24 for Gilas.

Daoud ends the drought. But RDO quick to respond. 29-22 for Gilas.

One more three for Paul Lee! And it’s now a 12-0 burst for Gilas.

(2Q, 7:58) PHILIPPINES 24 – 19 QATAR

Lee with a three! YES! 24-19 now for Gilas.

June Mar patiently waits, scores and gets the foul! He misses the bonus.

End of 1st quarter: Gilas 19-19 Qatar.

Abdulla scores. Tenorio for three! BANG! 19-18 for Qatar.

David makes both FTs, cuts Qatar lead to 17-15.

(1Q, 3:22) PHILIPPINES 10 – 9 QATAR

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Determined QATAR Defeats PHILIPPINES, 77-68 #AsianGames2014