Gilas Pilipinas starts FIBA classification play vs. host Lebanon
Paul Lintag on Aug 19, 2017 07:21 AM
The Philippines-Lebanon clash will be at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. The winner will move on to the battle for 5th and will either face China or Jordan. (AP)
After suffering a complete beating at the hands of rival South Korea, Gilas Pilipinas will have the chance for a quickturnaround with hopes of salvaging whatever that's left in its 2017 FIBA-Asia campaign.
The Philippines will face hosts Lebanon Saturday in Beirut as the classification face starts among the four teams that lost in the quarterfinals.
Lebanon, led by undying legend Fadi El Khatib, lost to Iran in the Elite Eight.
Gilas Pilipinas, reeling from a 32-point loss to the Koreans last Wednesday, will miss Christian Standhardinger againt the Lebanese.
The Fil-German forward has started his long journey to Malaysia where he will play for the country's Southeast Asian Games team with the Gilas cadets.
The Philippines-Lebanon clash will be at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. The winner will move on to the battle for 5th and will either face China or Jordan.
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