Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas vs. China will play in the 2018 Asian Games on Tuesday, August 21 as Gilas Pilipinas look to win their first Asian Games title since 1962. China has 7 championship titles while Philippines has 4 since the basketball tournament started in 1951 in India.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 p.m. Indonesia local time (5:00 p.m. Philippine time) and can be watched on TV on the TV5 network in the Philippines, or online through live stream (details below).
Per ABS-CBN News, the Philippines team locked down on defense early and took advantage of their opponents’ struggles in scoring to secure an emphatic opening-day 96-59 win, and connecting on 23 of 39 two-point shots and 12 of 39 three-pointers.
Stanley Pringle led the way for the victors with 18 points while Christian Standhardinger added 15 points.
When Gilas takes the court against the Chinese, the team is likely to be much stronger than it was in the opener. It has added guard Jordan Clarkson, and he should take on a dominant role in the tournament. Other Gilas players in 2018 Asian Games are Maverick Ahanmisi, Raymond Almazan, Beau Belga, Chris Tiu, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Stanley Pringle, Poy Erram, and Asi Taulava.
Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao has seen the team pick up its level of play. “By what I have seen so far in practice and on the one game that we have played, it exceeds even my own expectations,” Guiao said, per Nelson Beltran of The Philippine Star. “They’re playing really well. They have a good chemistry, they have a good bonding, and it makes you excited.”
Gilas Pilipinas vs. China Live Streaming Info
Here is how you can catch this important match:
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. Philippine Standard Time
Location: GBK Basketball Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Live Stream: Sports 5