Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Jordan’s bench throughout its sport towards New Zealand within the Fiba World Cup. –FIBA

The door to the Summer season Olympic Video games is slowly closing for Gilas Pilipinas, one thing the group hopes to vary with an upset over World No. 10 Italy on Tuesday within the Fiba World Cup.

Gilas had a meltdown towards Angola, 80-70, final Sunday evening for its second straight loss, putting the Filipinos on the backside of Group A after additionally folding to Karl-Anthony Cities and bracket chief Dominican Republic of their opening sport, 87-81.

Ending because the highest-placed Asian group within the World Cup would assure an Olympic berth in Paris subsequent 12 months, and Japan took one step nearer to securing that spot after notching a historic win towards Finland, 98-88, additionally on Sunday.

Naturalized energy ahead Joshua Hawkinson placed on a present for the Akatsuki 5 with 28 factors and 19 rebounds towards the Finnish in Group E in Okinawa, Japan.

Gilas’ final probability at staying within the competitors shall be towards the Azzurri, who gained’t be a picnic both. And if the celebs align, Gilas would nonetheless want for Japan to lose towards its final task towards Australia.

“We hope Japan loses its final sport and we win ours then it’s all tied,” nationwide coach Chot Reyes mentioned. “In the long run it’s going to be depending on the opposite video games, it’s not going to be on our arms.”

In Jakarta, Canada demolished Lebanon with a 128-73 beating whereas setting a brand new World Cup file with 44 assists at Indonesia Enviornment.

The Highway Warriors had eight gamers scoring in double digits with Utah Jazz forward-center Kelly Olynyk’s 12 factors and eight rebounds main Canada’s bid.

Debuting South Sudan notched its first-ever World Cup win with an 89-69 defeat of China on Monday, placing the Asian heavyweight’s trigger on the sting.

Regardless of getting a greater efficiency from naturalized participant Kyle Anderson of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, who completed with 22 factors, China couldn’t craft a win.

New Zealand, in the meantime, wanted time beyond regulation to carve out a victory towards Jordan, 95-87, regardless of an enormous sport by PBA champion and now the Jordanian’s naturalized participant Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

The Tall Blacks squeezed out a win regardless of squandering a lead late within the regulation and a large efficiency from Hollis-Jefferson, who had 39 factors and 9 rebounds, and a four-point play that pressured the additional interval.

Cote d’Ivoire towards Iran, 71-69, in Group G behind the 17 factors of Nisre Zouzoua.

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