ASIAN GAMES BY THE NUMBERS: Nice win, superstar
Paul Lintag on Aug 28, 2018 07:37 PM
Win no. 1 for Jordan Clarkson in a Gilas uniform (photo courtesy of the 2018 Asian Games Philippine Media Pool).
A quick turnaround for Gilas Pilipinas after that frustrating loss to South Korea in the 2018 Asian Games.
Despite missing out on a medal in the Asiad, the Philippines is turning its attention to the next best thing and that's improving on its 7th-place finish from 2014.
Gilas did just that after destroying an eight-man Japan team Tuesday to secure at least 6th place. The Philippines needs another win to wrap up fifth place.
But before that though, a quick look back at the numbers from the Gilas-Japan game in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
Total points for Christian Standhardinger.
Standhardinger has been brilliant for the Philippines all tournament long and his performance against Japan is his best yet.
The Fil-German forward had a double-double at halftime and he ended up with 27 points to lead all scorers. He also had 13 rebounds and three steals.
Number of wins for Jordan Clarkson for Gilas Pilipinas.
After two disappointing defeats, Jordan finally got his W with Team Philippines, scoring 22 points and dishing out nine assists vs. Japan.
Obviously, Clarkson will not be satisfied with just one win. Here's to more Ws, Jordan.
Number of players who scored for Gilas against Japan.
All players fielded by coach Yeng scored a basket against Japan, with the exception of James Yap.
Yap, who started against China, didn't play against the Japanese and his status in unknown as of the moment. Maybe the former two-time MVP is dealing with some sort of an injury? Hopefully that's not the case.
Total offensive rebounds for Gilas Pilipinas.
After getting burned by Korea on the glass a day prior, the nationals learned their lesson and beat Japan on the offensive boards, 13-5.
Total assists for both teams.
Despite the game turning into a blowout, Gilas and Japan were pretty disciplined in running their respective offenses.
The Japanese barely beat Gilas in the assists department, 29-27.
Total three-pointers for Gilas Pilipinas.
The Philippines continue to shoot well from deep, matching their total output from the Korea game. This time though, Gilas shot better, connecting on 48 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc (12/25).
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