Kiefer clutch as Gilas survives Alaska to sweep tuneup games

Paul Lintag on Jul 08, 2017 02:56 PM
Kiefer clutch as Gilas survives Alaska to sweep tuneup games
Down one, 116-117, Kiefer Ravena buried a booming go-ahead triple in the last 28 seconds as the national team took a two-point lead late.

It wasn't easy but Gilas Pilipinas made it a perfect 3-for-3 in its tuneu-ap games against PBA teams ahead of the 2017 Jones Cup.

On the strength of another comeback effort, Gilas swept its practice games after beating the Alaska Aces, 120-117, Saturday at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.

Down one, 116-117, Kiefer Ravena buried a booming go-ahead triple in the last 28 seconds as the national team took a 119-117 advantage.

Now up by three, 120-117, Gilas managed to hold on after Calvin Abueva missed a final attempt at the buzzer.

After beating NLEX, Blackwater, and now the Aces, Gilas will travel to Taiwan for the Jones Cup where the country is the defending champion following Mighty Sports' win last year.

Gilas Pilipinas will open its marathon nine-day schedule against Canada on July 15.

 

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