Gilas Philippines lost against IRAN with final Score Results of 75-60 the full game replay and reviews. When Gilas Pilipinas faces Iran on Wednesday, the result will have major implications for this year’s William Jones Cup as the tournament’s most important matchup to date. The Iranians, fresh off a surprising 81-66 loss to the United States, currently sit atop the event’s standings at 4-1, but three other teams have just one loss as well, including 3-1 Gilas Pilipinas now facing 3-2 standing.
Russia is currently 4-1, while Chinese Taipei A (Blue) is also 3-1.
The game will be be played at 1 p.m. local time in Taiwan (1 a.m. ET) and will be shown on Sports5 and streamed on the Sports5 website in the Philippines.
Gilas Pilipinas is coming off a strong victory over Japan, 75-60, as Terrence Romeo, Ranidel de Ocampo, Moala Tautuaa and Jayson Castro each scored in double digits, with Romeo leading the way with 16 points. The game was tight until the fourth quarter, when Gilas broke things open, outscoring the Japanese 29-16.
“It’s the best basketball we played,” coach Tab Baldwin told reporters after the game, per Musong R. Castillo of Inquirer.net. “We’re getting better, but we’re not good enough yet to win the FIBA Asia.”
“The bonding from the battle (against Russia) may have flowed to the spirit of the team,” Baldwin added, per ABS-CBNNews.com. “The team is enjoying a great spirit. They’re enjoying each other’s company. Off-court chemistry is flowing on the court. They’re taking well that of being a member of the national team, and that’s what we’re supposed to do.”
Whether they are good enough to get past a tough Iranian side, led by Mahdi Kamrani, Oshin Sahakian and Mohammad Jamshidi, remains in doubt. Gilas hasn’t beaten Iran in two years, per InterAksyon.com, including losses at the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship finals and the 2014 Asian Games.