- Team Gilas loss over China during Asian Games 2018
- The PH Team fell short by 2 points
- It’s still a win for Coach Guiao
It was a close fight between Philippines and China at the Asian Games 2018. Gilas Pilipinas fell short by two points which led to China’s victory with a score of 82-80. The basketball tournament was held at the GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, August 21.
The game with China was also Jordan Clarkson’s debut as part of the national team. Clarkson heated up the third quarter with his three-point shots. He contributed 28 points all in all by the end of the game.
As reported by ABS-CBN News, during the fourth quarter, he cramped up but that did not stop the team to step up the game. Players Christian Standhardinger and Paul Lee contributed crucial shots, and then Stanley Pringle took over leading the game with 80-77 score.
Despite their loss, Gilas’ coach Guiao was still happy with the result.
He said, “I consider this a win,”
“This is a win for us.” he added.
“I can't ask for anything more than the effort that they put out tonight. It was a gallant stand,” the coach proudly said.
“Even without him [Jordan Clarkson] we had a chance to win the game with the last shot, but those are the breaks of the game. But the effort is really good, and I give credit to the boys. To me, this is like a won game,” he reiterated.
"’Di tayo nagkulang. Di lang pumasok 'yung tira. Wala tayong pagkukulang, wala tayong pagkukulang sa game na 'to. I think we all should appreciate the effort of the boys,”
“I don’t see this as a loss,” Coach Guiao added.
“We formed this team just two weeks ago,” he stated. “Then we flew in Clarkson just four, five days ago. With that amount of preparation, this is a really good game.”
Check the game's highlights here:
The Philippine national team is set to face South Korea in the quarterfinals on August 27, 2018.
In a previous report by KAMI, Philippines crushed Kazakhstan in the first game of Asian Games 2018. Team Gilas had its victory with a score 96-59.
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