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GOLD-LIKE SILVER FOR GILAS

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GILAS Pilipinas failed fell short in its bid to add on to a dream run Sunday, falling to stratospheric Iran, 71-85, but has a glittering prize to show nonetheless from the 27th FIBA Asia Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena. Hammed Haddadi translated his hulking 7-foot-2 frame into a Most Valuable Player of the […]

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GILAS GOES FOR ALL THE MARBLES

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GILAS Pilipinas has settled one score. Another awaits. The Filipinos can stop a string of six straight losses to Iran when they clash Sunday for all the marbles of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena. By simply reaching the winner-take-all finals both teams have booked seats to next year’s FIBA […]

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ONE WORLD CUP SLOT LEFT FOR THE TAKING

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Drowned by the euphoria of claiming a spot in the 2014 World Cup in Spain were the results of the other games in the penultimate day of the 27th FIBA Asia championship Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. First to book a seat in the title match Sunday was Iran, which ripped Chinese-Taipei, 79-60, […]

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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Gilas Pilipinas delivered one big coup Saturday night that drowned away the sorrows of Philippine basketball. Team Phl carved an epic feat, leaning on its brave fighting heart to beat out arch rival South Korea, 86-79, in their duel for an outright passage into the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. Marcus Douthit limped off […]

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CHINA OUT OF FINAL FOUR

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A new Asian champion will be crowned Sunday. Chinese-Taipei, playing like it never did before, shocked the overflow crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday as it dethroned mighty China with a 96-78 drubbing in the quarterfinals of the 27th FIBA Asia championship. Quincy Davis finally broke out of his shell, firing a game-high […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS DECKS KAZAKHSTAN, MAKES FINAL 4

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Gilas Pilipinas is a heartbeat away from making the 2014 FIBA World Cup cast of participants. Making a big turnaround from its lousy performance against Hong Kong Wednesday, Team Phl sent Kazakhstan down to its knees, 88-58, to advance to the semifinals of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday […]

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IT’S SEMIS OR BUST AS GILAS PLAYS KAZAKHSTAN

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The country has never been this close to the world meet for ages, and there should be no more turning back for Gilas Pilipinas now that it has gotten itself in a good position for a breakthrough. Two wins away from grabbing a sure ticket to the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas will be […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS, IRAN TOP GROUPS, HEAD FINAL 8

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Gilas Pilipinas and Iran scored contrasting wins but wound up topping their rspective groups just the same at the end of the second round of eliminations in the 27th FIBA Asia Championship Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Displaying little of the shooting touch and fluid motion that gave them victories over Japan and […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS CLINCHES NO. 1 SPOT IN GROUP E

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GILAS Pilipinas was given a piece of cake by Qatar earlier Wednesday. It took a lot of doing before it could eat it too. The Filipinos came up with the firm they wanted only in the last three minutes in notching a 67-55 win over Hong Kong Wednesday and formally claim group topnotcher honors in […]

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CHINESE-TAIPEI, IRAN HOLD SWAY

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Chinese-Taipei and Iran continued their unbeaten runs Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena, firming up their grip on the No. 1 spot in their respective groups going into the final day of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship preliminaries. Veteran slotman Tseng Wen-Ting banged in 19 points as Chinese-Taipei eked out a scary 79-76 squeaker […]

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