With 2-1 and 0-3 records through their first three games of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. local time, and fans in the Philippines can watch the game live on Sports5.
Gilas are coming off a 68-84 defeat against Australia Boomers last February 22, their first loss in the campaign. Gliddon paced the Boomers with 16 points while Mitch Creek chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Angus Brandt and Kevin Lisch added 13 and 12 markers, respectively.
Japan, on the other hand, suffered another 69-70 defeat at the hands of Chinese Taipei. Naoto Tsuji was the team’s leading scorer (26 points).
Leading the charge for Gilas game on Sunday is renowned bench tactician Chot Reyes who has tapped a crew of proven performers to spearhead the drive against the Japan team in their home court. Leading the front line are versatile big men Junemar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and naturalized player Andray Blatche. Providing immediate help to the behemoths are the versatile swingmen led by Troy Rosario, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, and Allein Maliksi. The backcourt would be headed by spitfire Jayson Castro-William, Jio Jalalon and Kiefer Ravena.
Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan Live Stream – 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers
When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Philippines
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. GMT+8 (Philippine Standard Time),
TV: TV5, Aksyon TV or on www.sports5.ph/live
Live Stream: LiveBasketball.TV, www.sports5.ph/live