Watch here Gilas Pilipinas vs Iraq live stream on Friday, August 10, 2017 at 9 p.m. Philippine Standard Time at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
The fourth day of group play in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup continues with a rematch of a game in the William Jones Cup 2017 in Chinese Taipei. A couple of weeks ago Gilas Pilipinas defeated Iraq to win the match. On Saturday morning, the squads will play their second games of the 2017 event against each other.
Fortunately, both teams won their first. Gilas Pilipinas gained a sweet revenge against China in their first match while Iraq against Qatar.
Philippines joined this tournament without a pair of interior powerhouses, June Mar Fajardo and naturalized player Andray Blatche.
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Philippines, with an average height of just 6’3″, per FIBA.com, which includes the 6’9″ size of Fajardo, will be relying on their top three returning scorers from the 2015 tournament (Jayson William, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva). They are all under six feet tall. Japeth Aguilar 6’10”, 6’7″ Raymond Almazan and 6’7″ Christian Standhardinger will serve as the towers against mostly bigger players.
Meanwhile, Iraq will be dependent on naturalized player Kevin Galloway, who did not play in the Jones Cup, but entered the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 and the WABA Championship 2017.
Which of the teams will continue its group play schedule with a win?
Gilas Pilipinas vs Iraq Live Stream
When: Friday, August 10, 2017
Where: Nouhad Nawfal Stadium, Zouk Mickael, Lebanon
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. GMT+8 (Philippine Standard Time),
TV: TV5, Aksyon TV and on www.sports5.ph/live
Live Stream: FIBA.com, LiveBasketball.TV, www.sports5.ph/live