Gilas Pilipinas Wins Against China 96 -87
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Don-Don Hontiveros was considered for the Gilas lineup because of his shooting skills, and indeed he delivers the goods against the Japanese in a semi-final matchup that gave us the opportunity to to once again fight for the gold and qualify for the Rio Olympics. Don-Don Hontiveros shooting was a big factor but this highlight was also a crucial one. Watch Donaldo Hontiveros with a well-timed and crucial block against Japan!
Sports blogger and Analyst Enzo Flojo gives his insights on Gilas Pilipinas’ victory over Iran in the FIBA Asia Championship.
Enzo owns Hoopnut.com, he was originally a blogger for basketball turned into one of the most sought after sports analyst covering all spectrum of basketball in the Philippines, Asia and the world. From FIBA to PBA to NBA, and definitely the Gilas games, check out one of his recent stint at ABS-CBN Sports and Action as he dissect some keys on why Gilas Pilipinas defeated the all mighty Iran.
The FIBA Asia is upon as and as a sports fan, I can already feel the chills and the excitement that this would bring to all basketball fans around Asia. you cannot miss a single shot, this is what we have been preparing for, The players are ready, Are you? Well you better be.
check out the details schedule of the FIBA Asia Championship!
Preliminary Round Groups
Group A – Iran, Japan, Malaysia, India
Group B – Philippines, Palestine, Kuwait, Hong Kong
Group C – South Korea, Jordan, Singapore, China
Group D – Chinese-Taipei, Lebanon, Qatar, Kazakhstan
Preliminary Round – Each team will play all of the teams from its group once. The top three teams with the best record advance to the second round.
Preliminary Round Schedule
Wednesday, September 23
Venue: CSWC Dayun
9:30am – Kuwait vs Hong Kong
11:45am – Philippines vs Palestine
2:30pm – Iran vs Japan
4:45pm – South Korea vs Jordan
7:30pm – Singapore vs China
9:30pm – Chinese-Taipei vs Lebanon
7:30pm – Malaysia vs India
9:30pm – Qatar vs Kazakhstan
Thursday, September 24
Venue: CSWC Dayun
9:30am – Philippines vs Hong Kong
11:45am – Iran vs India
2:30pm – Japan vs Malaysia
4:45pm – Chinese-Taipei vs Kazakhstan
7:30pm – South Korea vs China
9:30pm – Lebanon vs Qatar
7:30pm – Palestine vs Kuwait
9:30pm – Jordan vs Singapore
Friday, September 25
Venue: CSWC Dayun
9:30am – Malaysia vs Iran
11:45am – Singapore vs South Korea
2:30pm – India vs Japan
4:45pm – Kuwait vs Philippines
7:30pm – China vs Jordan
9:30pm – Qatar vs Chinese-Taipei
7:30pm – Hong Kong vs Palestine
9:30pm – Kazakhstan vs Lebanon
Second Round Groups
Group E – Top 3 Teams in Group A and Top 3 Teams in Group B
Group F – Top 3 Teams in Group C and Top 3 Teams in Group D
Second Round – The results against the teams that had also qualified would carry over. The teams shall play the teams from the group they had not faced before. The top four teams from each group would proceed to the final round
Second Round Schedule
Sunday, September 27 – TBA
Monday, September 28 – TBA
Tuesday, September 29 – TBA
Final Round – The champion will qualify to the 2016 Summer Olympics. The runner-up, third and fourth placer will qualify to the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Final Round Schedule
Thursday, October 1 – Quarterfinals – TBA
Friday, October 2 – Semifinals – TBA
Saturday, October 3 – Finals – TBA
2015 FIBA Asia Championship Venues:
CSWC Dayun (Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium)
CSUFT (Central South University of Forestry and Technology Gymnasium)
Gilas Pilipinas 12-man roster was released today to compete at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship later this month in China.
Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was not included in the final line-up since SBP were not able to secure clearances on time.
“We did all that we could to have Jordan Clarkson join Gilas for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship but we are saddened to report that we are not able to beat the deadline to secure the necessary clearances on time,” from SBP in its release.
For a long time the Philippines has not hosted FIBA Asia championship event, exactly 40 years ago.This year we were lucky enough to host it, thanks to Manuel Pangilinan, MOA and other SBP officials. This event is long overdue as many Filipino fans are expecting our National team to get a championship once again.
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I know that Smart Gilas will win against Macau today but I did not envision that it will be a massacre, the young and inexperience Macau team could not do anything to contained the Philippines. Check out the article regarding Smart Gilas vs Macau below and the Smart Gilas vs Macau Results and Photos.
The SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team hardly needed naturalized center Marcus Douthit as they thumped an overmatched Macau side, 98-46, to close their Group A campaign with a 3-1 record and at least a tie for the top spot of their group in the 4th FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan.
Jeff Chan scored 18 points while Jay-R Reyes and Gary David scored 12 points apiece as the Philippines cruised for their third victory despite opting to give Douthit the day off.
SMART-Gilas showed they were clearly a class above their opponents, a team with an average age of just 20 years old and whose tallest player stood at just 6-foot-7, as they fired off a 14-0 run right off the bat.
Ranidel De Ocampo opened scoring with an easy hook shot off of nice spin move, Matt Rosser had a big alley-oop dunk off of an LA Tenorio lob, and Jeff Chan knocked down shots right and left as SMART-Gilas scored a whopping 33 points in a huge first quarter.
Chan, fresh off a breakout performance in their previous game, scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting, including three three-pointers, in the opening period that saw the Filipinos lead by 19 points.
Macau tried to put up more of a fight in the second quarter, outscoring the Philippines 18-12 to start the second period to come to within 13, 45-32, with 2:42 remaining. But Rosser scored on a tough layup, Gabe Norwood hit a corner three and Chan knocked down another triple from the opposite corner as they re-established control of the game with an 8-0 run.
SMART-Gilas closed the first half with a 55-33 advantage, hitting 23-for-39 (59%) from the field and 8-for-17 (47%) from the three-point line.
David then caught fire in the third quarter, scoring 10 points as SMART-Gilas opened leads of as high as 42 points, the last on a Jared Dillinger basket with just three seconds left in the period, before pushing the advantage up to 52 points in the fourth quarter as they cruised to the easy win.
The Philippines allowed just 13 points for Macau in the entire second half, while scoring 43 points.
SMART-Gilas dominated every aspect of the game, outscoring their opponents 46-14 in points in the paint while shooting a 41% clip from three-point range. They also had 24 assists, led by nine from Rosser, who had one more assist than the entire Macau squad combined.
SMART-Gilas momentarily takes the Group A lead, but Lebanon (2-1) and China (1-1) are both expected to sweep their games against lightweight opponents to force a potential three-way tie on top heading into the eight-team quarterfinals.
source : AKTV
Smart Gilas vs Macau scores:
SMART-Gilas Pilipinas (98) – Chan 18, David 12, Reyes 12, Dillinger 11, Rosser 11, Norwood 9, Tenorio 7, Fonacier 6, Thoss 6, De Ocampo 4, Villanueva 2.
Macau (46) – Lao 14, Cheong 12, Lo 10, Cai 6, Lai 4, K. Iong 0, N. Iong 0, Wong 0.
Quarterscores: 33-14, 55-33, 83-41, 98-46.
Smart Gilas vs Macau Photos from FIBA Asia website
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Winner automatically qualifies for 2013 FIBA Asia Championship
· The 4th FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup is the qualifying event for the 27th FIBA Asia Championship in 2013, which in turn will be the qualifying event for 2014 FIBA World Cup to be held in Spain.
· The winners of the 4th FIBA Asia Cup will automatically qualify for the 27th FIBA Asia Championship in 2013.
· The top four teams at the 4th FIBA Asia Cup will earn additional berths for their respective FIBA Asia sub zones.
· This is the first time Japan will host the FIBA Asia Cup.
· A FIBA Asia event for men returns to Japan after a gap of five years – the 24th FIBA Asia Championship at Tokushima in 2007 being the previous occasions.
· Japan, however, hosted the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women at Omura last year.
· Japan has also hosted the FIBA Asia Championship on four other earlier occasions – Tokyo 1971, Nagoya 1979, Kobe 1991 and Fukuoka 1999 being them.
· The 4th FIBA Asia Cup will witness the maiden appearance of 15 times FIBA Asia champions China in this competition. China are the reigning FIBA Asia champions having won the gold at the 26th FIBA Asia Championship at Wuhan last year.
· GCC powerhouse Qatar are the only team to have appeared in all the previous editions of this event – then known as FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup. Qatar were also the champions in its inaugural edition in 2004 at Chinese Taipei.
Its hard to look at this standing as we suffered defeats in our last two games to be disqualified for the Olympic . Jordan and Korea gave two major defeats that left our hunt for basketball glory tumbling down. I can still feel how upsetting loosing to the Koreans.
1. China (Gold) – 2012 Summer Olympics – London
2. Jordan (Silver) – 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
3. Korea (Bronze) – 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
8. Chinese Taipei
10. United Arab Emirates
FIBA Asia All-Star/Mythical Five:
Daghles (Jordan), Kawamura (Japan), Bahrami (Iran), Yi Jianlian (China), Haddadi (Iran)
FIBA Asia Most Valuable Player:
Yi Jianlian (China)
Philippines 92 – Baracael 15, Douthit 13, Taulava 13, Casio 11, Tiu 9, Barroca 9, de Ocampo 7, Alapag 6, Williams 5, Aguilar 4.
UAE 52 – Ahmed 12, Alhattawi 11, Ahmad 10, Alzaabi 7, Salem 6, Al Braiki 3, Abdalla 3, Banihammad 0, Alsari 0.
Quarters: 17-12, 41-20, 69-35, 92-52
Game Schedule & Results / September 15 (DAY 1)
09:00am – Jordan def. Syria, 71-58 [GAME STATS]
11:00am – I.R.Iran def. Ch. Taipei, 49-37 [GAME STATS]
1:30pm – Japan def. Indonesia, 81-59 [GAME STATS]
3:30pm – South Korea def. Malaysia, 89-42 [GAME STATS]
6:00pm – Philippines def. UAE, 92-52 [GAME STATS]
6:00pm – Uzbekistan def. Qatar by default [NEWS]
8:00pm – China def. Bahrain, 101-49 [GAME STATS]
8:00pm – Lebanon def. India, 71-68 [GAME STATS]
Philippines 89 – Barroca 17, Douthit 16, Tiu 13, Baracael 12, Aguilar 9, Lutz 7, Ababou 6, Casio 5, Ballesteros 4
Indonesia 50 – Gunawan 14, Ahmad 12, Prawiro 11, Indrawan 4, Paedjakesuma 4, Prihantono 3, Setepu 2, Situmorang 0, Dewanto 0, Chandra 0, Thoyib 0, Wyusang 0.
Quarters: 31-10, 46-27, 67-35, 89-50
Singapore 51 – Wong 20, Lim 10, Goh 6, Koh 4, Oh 4, Ng 3, Fok 2, Khoo 2, Folkoff 0, Wu 0, Matialakan 0, Koh 0,
Quarters: 30-9, 60-23, 77-43, 106-51
22nd FIBA Asia Championship cup Day 2 Results
Al Ittihad (KSA) vs Duhok (IRQ) 83-75 (view stats)
Al Rayyan (QAT) vs Al Jala’a (SYR) 90-67 (view stats)
KL Dragons (MAS) vs Smart Gilas (PHI) 64-95 (view stats)
Mahram (IRI) vs Al Shabab (UAE) 90-73 (view stats)
“I’m feeling my age and this is definitely my last national team,” said Taulava, who has played with national teams since 2002. He has been tapped anew to reinforce the Smart-Gilas squad gearing up for tournaments culminating in September’s FIBA-Asia tournament in China.
“I can’t imagine myself playing for my mother team and the national team until I’m 40. I mean, really, who was the last guy to be playing for the national team while he was 38, 40 years old?” added the slotman, who started his PBA career with Mobiline in 1998.
According to Taulava, his probable successors should include Alaska’s Sonny Thoss and San Miguel Beer’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini, who are also participating in the PBA All-Star Weekend in this island resort.
“They are among the best centers we have right now and they should also be given the privilege to wear the Philippine colors,” said Taulava.
First, he stressed, they must be ready to sacrifice.
“Sometimes, you have twice-a-day practices with the national team. Add that to your practices with your mother team and you can have a regular five-hour day. Easy,” he pointed out.
“And that’s only in-between conferences. When the conference is on, you also have to contend with at least a two-hour game.”
Taulava, the 2003 MVP, also played for the national team in the 2005 Jones Cup, the 2007 and 2009 FIBA-Asia tournaments and last year’s Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
Aside from Taulava, also reinforcing Gilas are Air21’s Dondon Hontiveros and Talk N Text’s Jimmy Alapag and Kelly Williams.
As a lead-up to the September regional qualifying for next year’s London Olympics, the Nationals are also set to compete in the FIBA-Asia Champions Cup set to start on May 28 and the Jones Cup in August.
According to Toroman, Al Ittihad will be reinforced by former Smart-Gilas import CJ Giles while their coach, Nenad Krdjic, is also a Serbian and a former assistant when he was still coaching a club team in his country in the late ’90s.
However, though Toroman knows little about Al Ittihad, he said that this team is a tough opponent considering its recent success in a tournament in the Middle East.
“They had good result in the gulf, so I’m sure they will be dangerous opponent,” said Toroman. “I know they will come prepared for this tournament, they acquired Giles and another American import.”
Last year in the Champions Cup in Doha, Qatar, the 6-foot-10 Giles, who suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers, played for Lebanon. His contract with the team wasn’t renewed, reason why he transferred to Al Ittihad.
He was the first import of Smart-Gilas, but things did not materialized when he was released by management.
Smart-Gilas and Al Ittihad are in Group A together with the Malaysia KL Dragons, Iraq’s Duhok and Jordan (ASU), while in Group B are three-time defending champion I.R. Iran-Mahram, Lebanon-Al Riyadi, Qatar-Al Rayyan, Syria-Al Jala’a and UAE-Al Shabab.
The Philippines will play Malaysia on May 29, then the Nationals will have rest the following day. They will resume their campaign on May 31 against Iraq and face Jordan on June 1.
“I still have to see the lineup of Jordan. But if they’ll bring the members of their national team, they will be strong,” Toroman said.
The top four teams from each group will move to the crossover knockout quarterfinal round, and Toroman said that it’s important for them to finish No. 1 in Group A to face No. 4 team from Group B, either Syria or Qatar.
“Our goal of course is to make it to the Finals. Our group is a little easy compared to the other group, but in the quarterfinals, it will be tough from there. So we’ll see. The team is confident to make the Finals,” Toroman said.