ASIAN GAMES: Gilas starts classification phase vs. Japan

Paul Lintag on Aug 28, 2018 07:00 AM
ASIAN GAMES: Gilas starts classification phase vs. Japan
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Gilas Pilipinas will go for the next best thing after suffering elimination at the hands of South Korea once again. 

The Philippines bowed out of the medal race in the 2018 Asian Games Monday after taking an 82-91 beating against the Koreans, the reigning and defending Asiad champions.

Gilas will now have to compete in the classifiation phase for thr 5th-8th spots and the Philippines will have Japan up first Tuesday.

A victory against the Akatsuki Five means that Gilas will finish better than four years ago. The Philippines placed 7th in 2014.

Tip off will be at 5:00 p.m. Manila time for the Philippines-Japan tiff.

 


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