Gilas takes on rival Korea as Jones Cup heats up

Paul Lintag on Jul 19, 2017 09:34 AM
Gilas takes on rival Korea as Jones Cup heats up
Both Gilas Pilipinas and South Korea enter their highly-anticipated matchup at 3-1 and this game could have major championship implications in the Jones Cup.

Gilas Pilipinas has gone streaking in the 39th William Jones Cup but the national team will have a tough outing for its day 5 assignment in Taiwan.

The Philippines will take on archrival South Korea Wednesday in Taipei, looking to win a fourth straight game and continue its chase for the championship.

After a bummer against Canada, Gilas Pilipinas beat Taipei A and Taipei B back-to-back. On Tuesday, the Philippines dominated in the fourth quarter vs. Japan, improving to 3-1.

However, as with every other game against them, the South Koreans should prove to be a tough out for Gilas as they likewise come in at 3-1 after a loss to Lithuania.

The anticipated showdown between Gilas and Korea will be at 5:00 p.m.



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