Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

Justin Brownlee leads Gilas Pilipinas previous Iran within the Asian Video games basketball quarterfinals. –POOL

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas averted catastrophe on Tuesday, holding off Iran late for an 84-83 victory within the nineteenth Asian Video games quarterfinals in Hangzhou, China.

Justin Brownlee had 36 factors for the Filipinos, who reached the continental meet’s semifinal for the primary time since 2002.

The Nationals led by as many as 21 factors however squandered that lead within the closing body, the place the Iranians even managed to wrest management of the sport within the closing minute of the competition at Zhejiang College Gymnasium.

June Mar Fajardo completed with 18 factors and eight rebounds whereas Scottie Thompson had 11 and 6 as this hastily-assembled Gilas squad continues its run within the Asian Video games.

The Philippines will tackle China subsequent. The hosts are desirous to make Gilas pay for a 96-75 loss within the Fiba World Cup final month at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

The Scores

Gilas Pilipinas 84 – Brownlee 36, Fajardo 18, Thompson 11, Oftana 7, Perez 6, Kouame 4, Newsome 2, Alas 0, Tolentino 0, Aguilar 0.Iran 83 – Vahedi 24, Rezaeifar 14, Mirzaeitalarposhti 12, Aghajanpour 11, Girgoorian 8, Mashayekhi 6, Kazemi 6, Pazirofteh 2, Shahrian Nasl 0, Gholizadeh Tousarani 0, Torabi 0.

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