The Philippine Team, Gilas Pilipinas, rebounded from a very disappointing loss to a newly join team in FIBA, Team Palestine.
The newcomer Palestine debut their first game in the FIBA Asia Championship, by defeating and humiliating the Gilas Pilipinas in a 75 – 73 win for Palestine in Changsa Gymnasium.
Despite the lost, Team Gilas are very positive that they are still a very dangerous team to beat. And A loss to Palestine, will not make any statement that they are a weak team.
On their next game, Gilas Pilipinas, rout the Team of Hong Kong, avenging their sorry lost to Palestine after routing Team Hong Kong with a big margin of 51 points, 101 – 50. Erasing the embarrassment they suffered against the Palestine.
Jason Castro, dubbed as the best point guard in Asia lead the Gilas Pilipinas in scoring with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assist. Gilas never looked back after starting strong in the opening tiff off against the Hong Kong. With this win Gilas are now 1 win and 1 loss.
Gilas Pilipinas next assignment is the Team of Kuwait, scheduled at 4:45pm, September 25.
Gilas Pilipinas, are looking to advance for the preliminary round of the Asian qualifiers.