Gilas Pilipinas Crushes China With 96-75 Win

Trending online are Gilas Pilipinas and the players after winning a game versus China.

Gilas Pilipinas faces perennial regional rival China at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on September 2, Saturday, and wins the game.

A couple of days ago, China won a game, their first win, and this September 2, Saturday, they are hungry for another win again. They will be taking on Gilas Pilipinas, the PH’s team that is yet to win in FIBA.

But it looks like China will be left hungry still as the home team just won this game with a 96-75 score, in favor of Gilas, of course.

This game will have no bearing on the Paris Olympics but this game might give the national team an invitation to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

During the game, Jordan Clarkson finished with 34 points, where almost half of it came from his five three-point shots. Gilas ended its FIBA World Cup journey with a 1-4 record.

One of the game highlights was when Rhenz Abando scored a triple followed by a dunk that took the team to an advantage at 26-20. The scoring was just tossing back and forth until the PH team swayed the figures with their gameplay for a massive advantage.

With this win, PH will not fall to the same fate as Colombia in 1982 where the said host country did not win a single match. To recall, Gilas lost to countries Dominican Republic by 87-81, Angola by 80-70, Italy by 90-83, and South Sudan by 83-76.

This victory left the online people gushing about them. Supporters and fans aired their opinions and happiness about this recent match result.

Here are some comments:

Rhenz Abando may not be the top scorer for this match but we cant deny that his performance and spirit tonight made all the difference.

imagine if Chot Reyes started with him plus Jordan Clarkson Gilas Pilipinas would have qualified in the Olympics

If Abando was given a chance the past games, he would definitely made a difference.

Great play, good game, nice teamwork.

Nilaban din talaga ang West Philippine Sea!

Meanwhile, Japan is the best Asian team in the world cup currently with a 2-2 win-loss slate. China and Lebanon have one win each while Iran and Jordan remain winless.

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