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Gilas Pilipinas pulls away in the fourth to crush India

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
04:03 PM September 29, 2015
GIlas Pilipinas guard Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.com

GIlas Pilipinas guard Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.com

Gilas Pilipinas needed a frenetic fourth quarter run to pull away from India, 99-65, and complete a sweep of the second round in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship Tuesday in Changhsa, China.

The Filipinos struggled to break loose from the pesky Indians in the first three quarters but the fourth period proved to be an entirely different story.

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With the win, the Philippines will head into the knockout stages with all the momentum having topped Group E with a 4-1 record.

Terrrence Romeo led six Gilas players in double-figures with 20 points that went with four assists and three steals. Andray Blatche had 15 points and five steals, Ranidel de Ocampo added 13 while Jayson Castro, Marc Pingris and Calvin Abueva scored 12 each.

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