The first day of group play in the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup starts with a match of Philippines vs. Kazakhstan. On Friday, the squads will play their first games in Chenzhou, China.
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.
Kazakhstan will rely heavily on foreign players Anthony Clemmons and Anthony Carter to carry much of the scoring load, but their locals will have to really step up their play at the frontline, per FIBA.com. If Zhigulin, Ponomarev and Anatoliy Kolesnikov can put up good numbers, Astana may just go deep beyond the group phase.
Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas main man to watch here is foreign player Isaiah Austin. Many will remember Austin for being drafted in the NBA despite having Marfan Syndrome, but he has made quite a name for himself as a journeyman player in Serbia and China. Now the 2.16m slotman has brought his talents to Manila, where he is being eyed as the replacement to Andray Blatche as the naturalized player of Gilas Pilipinas.
Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas vs. BC Astana Live Stream – 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 9:45 p.m. Philippine Standard Time
Location: Chenzhou Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium, Chenzhou, China
Live Stream: LiveBasketball.TV