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Gilas Pilipinas leads 65-56 over S. Korea after three quarters

/ 09:40 PM August 10, 2013

FIBA ASIA PHOTO by Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — Smart Gilas Pilipinas took the lead two minutes into the third and ended the quarter with a 65-56 edge over South Korea in their semifinal match Saturday in the 27th Fiba Asia men’s championships.

The Filipinos opened with an 8-0 run behind Jason Castro to give them a 47-39 lead with 6:02 in the third, then led by as many as 10, 63-53, with 1:21 left.

Marcus Douthit, who left for the dugout early before halftime, wasn’t on the bench at the start of the third but later returned with both his knees heavily wrappped.

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At stake is a chance to meet Iran in the title round on Sunday along with the assured two slots to the 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup.

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