LOOK! More than 2,000 Pinoys cheer on Gilas Pilipinas in Lebanon

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 14, 2017 12:54 PM
More than 2,000 Pinoys cheer on Gilas Pilipinas in Lebanon
Gilas Pilipinas all smiles after being greeted by thousands of Filipino supporters in Lebanon. (Photo from FIBA.com)

It's no secret: Filipinos LOVE basketball.

That's especially true when their hometown team Gilas Pilipinas gives them a reason to love the sport even more.

After completing a sweep of the group stage in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon, the Philippine men's national basketball team was greeted by more than 2,000 fans outside the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut to celebrate the landmark achievement.

The Pinoys made sure the boys in blue knew they have their support, no matter what. 

And judging from the look on the players' faces, they know, and they're loving it.

Beforehand, the fans came in droves to watch Gilas Pilipinas' game against Qatar, which the Pinoy cagers won, 80-74 to earn first place in Group B and to advance to the quarterfinals to face either Japan or South Korea.

The win propelled Gilas to a pristine 3-0 (win-loss) record in the bracket. Its other wins came by way of convincing victories against China (96-87), and Iraq (84-68).

Check out the complete photo gallery of the encounter here.

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