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Gilas Pilipinas Bags Silver At FIBA Asia 2013

Gilas Pilipinas, the national basketball team of the Philippines, ended up with silver medal after falling to Iran, 85-71, during the Finals of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships held on Sunday, August 11, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Aside from earning silver, Gilas Pilipinas also secured a ticket to the 2014 FIBA World Championships to be held next year in Madrid, Spain. Iran and South Korea, which took home the gold and the bronze, respectively, also qualified for next year's world cup.

"The Aquino administration joins the Filipino people in congratulating Gilas Pilipinas for winning the silver medal in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships—and with it, a ticket to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain," Sec. Edwin Lacierda said Sunday night. "This victory is the culmination of years of hard work, belief, and perseverance from our players and their families, from our coaching staff, from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas led by Chairman Manny V. P…

Gilas Pilipinas Beats South Korea, Earns Ticket To FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine national men’s basketball team, has earned a ticket to the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, after a historic victory against the South Korean team.

Backed by a crowd of thousands of Filipino basketball fans, Gilas Pilipinas defeated familiar foe South Korea, 86-79, in the semifinals of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City  on Saturday night, August 10.

"To all the haters and the skeptics, I forgive you," said Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes. "God bless you and mabuhay ang Pilipinas."

"Our game plan was to force their big men to beat us. We didn't want their shooters to beat us," Reyes added. "That was for Jong [Uichico], for Olsen [Racela], for Rajko [Toroman] and for all those who had a hard time against Korea."

Gilas Pilipinas will take on the Iranian squad in Sunday's Final in a bid to be crowned champions of Asia, while South Korea and Chinese Taipei w…

FIBA Asia 2013 Results, Standings - Second Round Day 3

FIBA Asia 2013 is now in its boiling point as the last day of the second round has ended on Wednesday and the dreaded knockout quarterfinal round is set to commence on Friday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

After Day 3 of the second round, host country Philippines climbed to the number 1 spot in Group E following its victory against Hong Kong and edging out Qatar and Chinese Taipei via quotient system.

Meanwhile, the Iranian team, which is still undefeated, is reigning supreme in Group F. Check out the results of the August 7 FIBA Asia 2013 games below:

FIBA Asia 2013 Results, Standings - Second Round Day 3

Group E

• Jordan 65, Japan 56
• Qatar 71, Chinese Taipei 68
• South Korea 95, India 54

Team

Philippines  
Chinese Taipei  
Qatar  
Jordan      
Japan      
Hong KongWins

4                             
4
4
2
1
0 Losses

1                            
1
1
3
4
5 Total Points 

9 (+5 goal difference)
9 (+2 goal difference)
9 (-7 goal difference)
7
6
5
Group F

• Iran 85, Kazakhstan 53
• …

FIBA Asia 2013 Results, Standings After Day 2 Of Round 2

After Day 2 of Round 2 of the FIBA Asia 2013, Chinese Taipei and Iran are still undefeated and are still the leaders in their groups. Check out below the results of the games for Day 2 of the second round of 2013 FIBA Asia Championships, as well as the overall standings of the teams:

GROUP E

• Jordan 80, Hong Kong 54
• Chinese Taipei 79, Japan 76
• Philippines 80, Qatar 70

Team

Chinese Taipei                
Philippines
Qatar
Jordan
Japan
Hong KongWins

4                             
3
3
1
1
0 Losses

0                             
1
1
3
3
4 Total Points     

8
7
7
5
5
4
GROUP F

• Iran 75, Bahrain 56
• China 79, India 45
• South Korea 71, Kazakhstan 47

Team

Iran  
South Korea                   
China  
Kazakhstan
Bahrain
India    Wins

4                             
3
2
2
1
0 Losses

0                             
1
2
2
3
4 Total Points          

8
7
6
6
5
4