Gilas Pilipinas vs. Kazakhstan takes place in 2018 Asian Games on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Both sides will play to open Group D matches of the men’s basketball tournament. (LIVE STREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs. Kazakhstan – 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers)
Both teams had high expectations going into the 2018 Asian Games, yet the two basketball teams find themselves looking to win this do-or-die game at best in this tournament when they meet today.
Unfortunately, Philippines is missing a Cleveland Cavaliers player Jordan Clarkson.
Which of the teams will start its group play schedule with a win? Let’s break down the matchup. But first, we’ll review the specifics of the game and how to watch it online.
Gilas Pilipinas vs. Kazakhstan Live Streaming Info
Here is how you can catch this important match:
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. Philippine Standard Time
Location: GBK Basketball Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Live Stream: Sports 5
Gilas Pilipinas will be weaker without Jordan Clarkson. Per Rappler.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard who was granted a “one-time exception” by the NBA, will arrive in Jakarta on Thursday, August 16, and serve as the Philippine flag-bearer in the opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 18. Although Clarkson won’t get to suit up yet as he arrives on the same day, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) said the NBA’s decision to clear the Cavs player “will no doubt cheer the hearts of Filipinos here and all over the world.”