FIBA OQT: Gilas Pilipinas’ Rio dream ends in hands of New Zealand

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11:19 PM July 6th, 2016

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July 6th, 2016 11:19 PM

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The Philippines’ road to Rio came to a swift and stunning end at home.

Gilas Pilipinas unraveled and bowed out of contention for a coveted slot in the Summer Games, yielding to a composed and gritty New Zealand side, 89-80, in only the second day of the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament late Wednesday night.

The defeaning noise that filled the air inside a jampacked Mall of Asia Arena turned to a complete silence as the Filipinos came up short once again.

The Kiwis advanced to the semifinal round along with France in Group B even as the Filipinos bowed out of the race for a slot in the Rio Olympics.

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