Gilas Pilipinas Makes a Statement Despite Loss

Ladies and Gentlemen, we came to play

A bit more than 30 minutes ago, the Gilas Pilipinas team fell to Croatia in overtime 81-78. It was disappointing, but it wasn’t devastating. If we could take anything positive from this, it would be the fact that we made a statement to the whole world. No one thought we’d stand a chance against the teams in the FIBA World Cup and probably finish Rank 20 or worse. That didn’t stop us. Even a 15 point lead in the 1st quarter and early 2nd quarter didn’t stop us. We came back and cut the gap until we tied the game. Sadly, we couldn’t finish the game in regulation and had to take it overtime only to lose by 3 points (There was a controversial no call though). However, it doesn’t matter. Seeing the passion or heart (or as we in the Philippiines call it, “puso”) of this team, I am very sure we can build up on this and take on the next teams. Bring it on world! 


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