Philippines vs Korea FIBA Asia 2013 Semi-Final Results


The Philippines vs Korea semi-final game at FIBA Asia 2013 is happening now, August 10, at MOA Arena.

The last of 2 semi-final games, Philippines' Gilas Pilipinas face South Korea in this crucial match which could either send them to the finals vs Iran or get eliminated and battle for 3rd Place vs Chinese Taipei. During the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship, it was Korea who defeated the Philippines for 3rd Place, 70-68.

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1ST QUARTER
Starting 5 for the Philippines: LA Tenorio, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Marcus Douthit, Marc Pingris
Starting 5 for South Korea: Donggeun Yang, Ho-young Yoon, Sungmin Cho, Joo-sung Kim, Jongkyu Kim
9:28 Jeff Chan scored first 3 points for the Philippines. 3-0
8:31 A minute later, Korea's Joo-sung Kim hit their 1st, a 2-point shot. 3-2
0:31 Korea is leading so far by 6 points, after Joo-sung Kim made a 2-point shot plus a freethrow and another 2 by Mingoo Kim. 13-19.

1st Quarter ends with 15-19 for Korea.

Can't help but notice that it's also a battle of goodlooking players. Korea's got more actually. Haha.

2ND QUARTER
9:10 2 successive shots from Jason Castro tied the score at 19.
6:24 Korea posts biggest lead of 7 points. 21-28
5:03 With 5 minutes remaining before halftime, the lead is down to just 2 after Douthit hit 2 freethrows and Jimmy Alapag scored a 3.
4:09 Koreans getting aggressive. Donggeun Yang makes a 3 and a 2, to put the lead back to 7. 26-33
2:32 Jason Castro scores a 2, to become the leading scorer so far from Gilas, now with 8. 33-37.
1:48 PH's Marc Pingris misses 1 of his 2 free throws, but makes up for it when he adds a 2-point shot. 36-37.
0:04 With only 4 seconds left, Mingoo Kim shoots 2. 36-39.

Halftime scores: 36-39.

Top Scorers for the Philippines as of Halftime: Marc Pingris - 12 pts, Jayson Castro - 8 pts, Jeff Chan - 5 pts
Top Scorers for South Korea as of Halftime: Joo-sung Kim - 11 pts, Donggeun Yang - 7 pts, Sungmin Cho - 6 pts, Mingoo Kim - 6 pts
Top Performers for the Philippines as of Halftime: Marc Pingris (10 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl), Jayson Castro (8 pts, 1 reb, 1 asst)
Top Performers for South Korea as of Halftime: Joo-sung Kim (11 pts, 2 reb, 2 blk), Donggeun Yang (7 pts, 3 reb, 2 asst, 1 stl)


THIRD QUARTER
7:40 Gilas out to a fast start in the 2nd half. Castro scored a 2, then another 2 and again, a 2. Philippines now leading. 42-39.
6:50 Nice shot by Pingris. 44-39
6:10 Castro with a 3. 47-39.
3:16 Both teams making great shots. 58-51 still for PHI. Jason Castro is nearing 20 points, 3 points more.
2:31 KOR's Joo-sung Kim gets fouled by PHI's Tenorio and hits 2 freethrows. 58-53.
1:26 Impressive 2 plus a 3 from PH's Alapag, while Korea gets a 3 courtesy of Mingoo Kim. 63-56
0:02 Oh my boy Japeth Aguilar makes a dunk! Whew!!! 65-56. Philippines' biggest lead so far, 9 points.

And that ends 3rd period. 65-56.

FOURTH QUARTER
8:59 Ranidel de Ocampo scores a 2 for Gilas. Oh Korea's Mingoo Kim is hitting the baskets with threes. 67-62. Mingoo Kim now has 23 points, the top scorer so far. Korean team has lots of "Kim" (five players with Kim in their names).
6:28 Korea is slowly gaining back the lead. 69-66.
5:58 Tenorio's 2 made it 71-66.
4:43 2 from Pringris, but Korea's Seung Jun Lee hits 2 plus, Mingoo Kim scores a 3 again. 73-71. And he gets fouled by Jeff Chan to make 73-72.
3:41 Seung Jun Lee scores again plus a penalty shot. Korea's on the lead again. 73-75. One tight game isn't it?
3:06 Gilas not giving up yet. Alapag with a three. 76-75.
1:35 Tae-Sool Kim from Korea makes his first ever 2 in the game. Gilas' De Ocampo answers it also with a two, plus a three. 81-77.
1:14 Foul on Donggeun Yang by Tenorio. 2 freethrows for Korea. 81-79.
0:53 I think Gilas is going to the finals already. THREE POINTS from Alapag. 84-79.
0:21 Pingris adds a 2. The predominantly Pinoy crowd is celebrating now. 86-79.

What a game!!!! Best game for me so far in the whole FIBA Asia 2013!!!

End of Game Final Scores: PHILIPPINES 86-79 KOREA.

Top Scorers: (Philippines) Jayson Castro (17 pts), Marc Pingris (16 pts), Jimmy Alapag (14 pts); (Korea) Mingoo Kim (27 pts), Joo-sung Kim (11 pts), Donggeun Yang (11 pts)
Top Performers: (Philippines) Marc Pingris (16 pts, 10 reb, 1 asst, 1 stl), Jayson Castro (17 pts, 3 reb, 3 asst, 1 blk), Ranidel De Ocampo (11 pts, 6 reb, 3 asst, 1 blk); (Korea) (27 pts, 1 reb, 1 asst), Jonghyun Lee (10 pts, 4 reb, 1 asst)


Best Player of the Game: Marc Pingris

It's going to be Iran vs Philippines in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship Finals tomorrow! Tougher game! And most importantly, Gilas now qualifies to the 2014 FIBA World Cup, along with Iran and the winner between Chinese Taipei and Korea. Yahoo!!!

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