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Gilas gets chance to top group with Qatar win over Taipei

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SAEED Erfan Ali vs DAVIS III Quincy. Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — Qatar did host Philippines a big favor Wednesday afternoon.

Backed by the Filipino crowd, Qatar drew Chinese Taipei’s first loss, 71-68, giving Gilas Pilipinas a golden opportunity to top Group E and elude a looming encounter with defending champion China in the knockout quarterfinals of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Nationals will only need to beat winless Hong Kong later to seize the top spot in their group. Taipei and Qatar will settle for the second and third seed, respectively if the Philippines, regardless of the winning margin, take care of its last assignment in the second round.

Had the Qataris, who dropped an 80-70 decision to the Filipinos Tuesday night, lost to the Taiwanese or won by more than 15 points, the Nationals would be number three and most likely meet China in the crossover knockout stage.

Yaseen Musa led Qatar, which improved to 3-1, with 20 points and 19 rebounds. Naturalized player Quincy Davis III paced Taipei, which also totes a 3-1 record, with 23 points and eight rebounds.


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Tags: China , Chinese Taipei , FIBA Asia , Gilas Pilipinas , Qatar , Sports. Basketball

  • bit coin

    Wala na PUSO na lang talaga. Burned out na mga GILAS players. Dami pang injuries.

    Kahit 1 point win against HK I’ll take it.

  • oh_noh

    PH 67-55 HK *whew*

    KAZ, you’re next!!!

  • oh_noh

    can’t believe the coaching staff is letting this game be this close!@#$%

  • oh_noh

    parang mga mami noodles lang ang kalaban, yung gilas naman parang mga miswa lang :)

    PH 46-43 HK, end of 3rd

  • indiosbravos2002

    10 pts lamang ng HK. I think we have understimated the HK squad. Pacoke coke muna Pinas pag may time

    • oh_noh

      dyan makikita ang yabang ng mga pinoy… pwede namang kumayod muna bago mag-relax *haist*

  • Jun Manacsa

    para sa mga kababayan naman natin sa HK…

  • oh_noh

    End of 1st Qtr: HK 19-13 PH :)

    kayod pa rin si kuya marcus *huh*

    • oh_noh

      parang namamalahibo tayo sa mga tsekwa ah!!! di pa rin nakakalamang sa winless na HK!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Is Marcus ok? Top nga tayo sa group natin if this guy is out, we have very slim chance of winning tough teams. Which brings me to the question how come we have not produced any dominant Filipino or Fil Am player who can dominate the paint ala Douhit para we are not dependent on imports.



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