Gilas Pilipinas leads Kazakhs, 67-49, after third quarter




09:46 PM August 9th, 2013

By: Mark Giongco, August 9th, 2013 09:46 PM

Gary David shoots over Dmitriy Klimov. Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — Smart Gilas Pilipinas kept its double digit lead, 67-49, at the end of the third quarter of their quarterfinal game in the 27th FIBA Asia championships after fending off a brief comeback from Kazakhstan.

After leading by as many as 19 in the first period, the Philippines saw its lead dwindle down to just six, 38-44, when the Kazakhs’ started nailing their outside shots with 2:13 left in the second.

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