ASIAN GAMES: It's the Philippines vs. Korea in a one-game knockout again

Paul Lintag on Aug 26, 2018 11:25 PM
ASIAN GAMES: It's the Philippines vs. Korea again
Gilas Pilipinas will meet a familiar foe in South Korea, it's greatest rival in Asian basketball. (FIBA file photo)

The Philippines will meet a familiar foe Monday in the 2018 Asian Games.

Gilas Pilipinas will fight for a semifinals slot against none other than South Korea, the country's greatest rival in Asian basketball.

New names will be featured in this age-old matchup with the Koreans led by former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe, the country's naturalized center.

On the other side, Gilas will have Jordan Clarkson on deck, the Fil-Am combo guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers who will play hi second game for Team Philippines.

South Korea will enter the 11:00 a.m. game undefeated after sweeping through Group A  with relative ease.

Meanwhile, Gilas has a 1-1 record at the Jakarta games, beating Kazakhstan by 37 before losing to China by two points.

 


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