The stage is set for FIBA Asia Cup 2017, as Philippines vs China teams are ready to battle their first match in the Day 2 of the basketball tournament.
Things have kicked off in the group stage Tuesday, August 8 with New Zealand, Lebanon, South Korea, and Kazakhstan in Group C. Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, and Japan make up Group D started matches the same day.
Iran, India, Syria, and Jordan make up Group A while Iraq, China, Philippines, and Qatar compose Group B. Both groups will kick off their matches on Wednesday, August 9 at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium, Zouk Mickael, Lebanon.
Can Gilas Pilipinas beat powerhouse China? Gilas Pilipinas guards can outplay Chinese nationals. The only worry would be the four members of the Rio Olympics squad composed of heady playmaker Guo Ailun, versatile forward Zhou Peng, shooter Li Gen and project Li Muhao.
Team Philippines will rely on Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar, Christian Standhardinger, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Carl Bryan Cruz, Raymond Almazan, and Gabe Norwood. (READ: Gilas Pilipinas 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Roster)
After the math with China, team Philippines will battle Iraq on Friday, August 11, then Qatar on Sunday, August 13, in Group B.
Gilas Pilipinas vs China Live Streaming
When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Where: Nouhad Nawfal Stadium, Zouk Mickael, Lebanon
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. GMT+8 (Philippine Time),
TV: TV5, Aksyon TV and on www.sports5.ph/live
Live Stream: FIBA.com, LiveBasketball.TV, www.sports5.ph/live