Gilas out to sweep Japan in Asian Qualifers

Paul Lintag on Feb 25, 2018 07:21 AM
Gilas out to sweep Japan in Asian Qualifers
At 2-1, Gilas can keep in step with Australia in Group B with a win. A victory also gets the Philippines closer to the second round of these Qualifiers.

After falling to Australia in the Asian Qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas is out to bounce against Japan Sunday to move closer to advancing to the second round.

The Philippines host the Akatsuki Five at the MOA Arena and the national team can regaints footing following a beating at the hands of the Boomers in Melbourne.

At 2-1, Gilas can keep in step with Australia in Group B with a win. A victory also gets the Philippines closer to the second round of these Qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the Japanese are on the verge of elimination after losing to Taipei at home earlier this week.

The Akatsuki Five are reeling with a 0-3 record and are hard-pressed to finally get on the board in Group B.

Last November, Gilas already beat Japan in Tokyo, 77-71. Tip off for this rematch will be at 7:30 p.m. live from Pasay.

 


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