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Jones Cup 2015: Gilas Pilipinas bows to Iranians

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Playing catch up majority of the match, Gilas Pilipinas fell to Asian powerhouse Iran, 74-65, Thursday in the Jones Cup 2015 in Taipei.

The Iranians led by Hamed Haddadi went on a 9-0 run to put the game out of Philippines’ reach with a minute to go.

After pulling within 61-65 with 3:41 left, the Filipinos went cold and failed to score a field goal until the winding minutes of the virtual title match.

Iran, the 2013 Fiba Asia Champions, improved to 5-1 while Gilas Pilipinas dropped to 3-2.

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