Gilas Pilipinas takes on Senegal in their last FIBA World Cup game on Thursday. Gilas Pilipinas may have been eliminated from contention for the round of 16, but their journey in the 2014 FIBA World Cup isn’t over yet. After making it back to the world stage after 36 long years, Gilas will be looking to end their run on a high note by defeating Senegal.
Although Gilas will not advance to the next round since it hasn’t won any games but is still playing for national pride and is focusing to beat Senegal.
Gilas has come close in each contest but hasn’t been able to pull off the win.
Check out the live score updates and video highlights below.
–Dalmeida opens the extra period with a 3-pointer for Senegal. Blatche answers on the other end. 67-66 Senegal with four minutes left.
–Blatche dunks the ball to take the lead 69-67. Senegal misses a couple of shots but gets several offensive rebounds and Ndour eventually gets a tip-in. Blatche misses a 3-pointer on the other end. Ndour misses a 3 on the other end and Blatche gets the rebound.
–Gabe Norwood misses a 3-pointer with 2 minutes left in overtime. Dalmeida draws a foul from Blatche on the other end, and Blatche has fouled out. Dalmeida makes both free throws to take the lead 71-69.
FINAL STATS: Jimmy Alapag and Andray Blatche lead Gilas with 18 points each while June Mar Fajardo chipped in 15 and Gabe Norwood had 7. Blatche had 14 rebounds and Fajardo had 9. Alapag had four assists
FINAL STATS: Mouhammad Faye led Senegal with 20 points while Maleye Ndoye and Maurice Ndour added 13 each. Gourgui Dieng had 14 rebounds and Xane Dalmeida had 14 assists.
Congrats to the #GilasPilipinas for their first #Spain2014 win!
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