Close  
  • share this

Fiba World Cup: Guiao, Gilas Pilipinas wary of Kazakhs’ 3-point shooting

/ 06:12 PM November 28, 2018

Gilas Pilipinas Yeng Guiao

The Philippines is a heavy favorite to beat Kazakhstan, but that doesn’t mean Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao is free from any worries ahead of Friday night’s game.

ADVERTISEMENT

If there’s one thing Guiao is concerned about coming into the duel is that if Kazakhstan gets hot from the outside.

We will be in trouble if their three-point shooting is on target. That’s my biggest worry,” Guiao said Wednesday after practice. 

FEATURED STORIES

“We must defend their three-point shots because their guards are deadly 3-point shooters and you give them a small window, they can shoot,” he added.

Gilas blew out Kazakhstan by 37 points in their previous meeting three months ago in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia but repeating over the Kazakhs won’t be easy as the last time and it must start on the defensive end.

“So the challenge for us it that we beat them in the Asian Games because we played suffocating defense. Now, if we won’t be able to do that again, then, we’re probably the ones who are going to suffocate if that happens.”

The Philippines plays Kazakhstan at 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena as the Filipinos begin their campaign in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas, Kazakhstan, Yeng Guiao
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.