A feel of home in Taipei

first_imgAs things stand, Australia and Gilas have already booked safe passages into the next round, but the tricky thing in this format is that records are carried over to the next phase, making this a vital game for the Filipinos.Gilas is running second with a 3-1 record, its only loss coming at the hands of the Aussies. They meet again, also July 2, at the cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, where Team Philippines, granting it defeats Chinese Taipei, would need to win by at least 19 points to take the No. 1 ranking in Group B.The others in Reyes’ pool are Baser Amer, Jio Jalalon, RR Pogoy, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz and Gilas Cadet Troy Rike.Gilas scored a 90-83 win over the Taiwanese last November as the Filipinos recovered from a bad start and got the goods in the second half from Castro, who finished with 20 points, and Fajardo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments LATEST STORIES The team has until 7 p.m. with Fiba rules calling for coaches to submit their final rosters 24 hours before tip off. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Banko, Pocari complete PVL final 4 cast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Why we do what we do. For our countrymen #parasabayan pic.twitter.com/7Gv48rJZ2M— Chot Reyes (@coachot) June 26, 2018Chot Reyes will cut three players from his 15-man pool on Thursday evening as Gilas Pilipinas clashes with Chinese Taipei in the third window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers at Taipei Heping gym.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReyes will cut four local players, with one slot obviously reserved for naturalized center Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Reigning four-time Philippine Basketball Association MVP June Mar Fajardo, point guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, power forwards Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar and Troy Rosario, gunslinger Matthew Wright, and skipper and prime defender Gabe Norwood appear to have locks on slots as the Filipinos try to keep their mastery of the Taiwanese.The Filipinos arrived in Taipei on Monday and have gotten in two practices where overseas Filipino workers made them feel right at home.“They really serve as an inspiration for us,” Aguilar was quoted by ESPN5 as saying. “It’s an honor to play for the flag. When you see them and the support they show, it makes you want to play better on the court and strive more for them.”“These are some of the things I cherish as a basketball player, to be able to inspire other lives. That’s why it’s added motivation to play for them.”Chinese Taipei hasn’t beaten the Philippines since an upset in the Asian Championship at Mall of Asia Arena in 2012.It needs to win the Friday game to avoid being put in a do-or-die game with Japan on July 2, also at home.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


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