The Philippine National Basketball Team will be tested today by no other than the toughest opponent in the tournament, the Chinese National Basketball Team. The game will start at around 3:30 PM (PST) live through AKTV with a replay at around 8:00 PM (PST).
Most of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas players were the same team that won the championship in the recently held, 34th Jones Cup wherein the Philippines was able to capture the championship for the fourth time in the Philippines history in the game.
Here’s our live coverage of the FIBA Asia Cup 2012:
Smart Gilas First Five: Tenorio, Douthit, De Ocampo, Norwood and Dillinger
China’s Team First Five:
Time: First Q Philippines – 9 vs. China – 9
End of First Halft : Philippines = 15 vs. China = 18
Time: 3:50 2nd Q Philippines = 27 vs. China = 35
End of First Half Score Philippines = 33 vs. China = 40
The Philippines scoring was led by Team Captain LA Tenorio with 7 points followed by Ranidel de Ocampo with 7 points, Douthit and Norwood added with 6 points, and Fonacier contributed with 5 points.
Phils. = 40 vs. China = 49 Time: 6:29
Phils. = 46 vs. China = 49 Time: 3:45
Brown-out in Japan:
Phils. = 56 vs. China = 54 Time: End of Third Quarter
Phils. = 61 vs. China = 56 Time 8:44
Phils. = 64 vs. China = 61 Time 4:54
Phils. = 68 vs. China = 71 Time: 35 seconds
Phils. = 68 vs. China = 71 Time: 5 seconds
Final Score : Philippines = 68 vs. China = 71
The Philippines was defeated by China in their first assignment they will face tomorrow the undefeated Lebanon.