Douthit to play in pain tonight


Marcus Douthit is in pain after banging up his right shin pretty badly.

And it only became worse when Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes utilized him for extended minutes against scrappy Hong Kong on Wednesday night.

“It started to hurt a lot again. Hopefully, I can get a lot of rest and I’m not going to practice,” said the 6-foot-10 hard-nosed center who hurt his shin during Gilas’ victory over Qatar in the second round of the group stages on Tuesday.

“It’s painful but hopefully a day of rest will heal it up a lot better.”

The Fiba Asia championship took a break yesterday as the eight surviving teams seeking three slots to the 2014 Fiba World Cup brace for the knockout stages beginning with today’s quarterfinals.

“I wasn’t supposed to play a lot of minutes. But the game was ugly, so I played more than I expected. Coach told me to just go out there and see how it feels, and take five to 10 minutes max,” said Douthit.

The Nationals, however, struggled all night against Hong Kong, forcing Reyes to keep his ailing leader on the floor for almost 32 minutes.

“The way the game was going, I played the whole game,” said Douthit.

Gilas faces Kazakhstan in today’s round-of-eight with the winner advancing to  the semifinals against either South Korea or Qatar.

“Their big guys can shoot the ball. They crash the boards well and they got a great point guard,” said Douthit.

“But as long as we can take their big guys out of their game and we beat them up down the court, we should be all right,” he added.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • archerfan

    at least may isa nang ready na palusot ang rp ateneo agilas pag natalo. kaya nyo yan! walang tatalo sa inyo!!

    • IshmaelM

      Pre kalimutan mo nga muna school mo. Maari nga galing sa Agila ang pangalan nila dahil Atenista sponsor nila, so ano ngayon? Team Pilipinas pa rin sila, manalo, matalo. Tama na ang utak talangka.

      • dudesk001

        Troll na utak talangaka. Baka may post-traumatic disorder kaya ganun nalang ang galit. Nakakahiya sa DLSU, itong fan nila hindi marunong mahiya…nagkakalat hehe

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos