Gilas Pilipinas vs Kuwait FIBA Asia 2015: Live Scores and Results

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Gilas Pilipinas' entry into the FIBA Asia Championship 2015 Second Round (scheduled on September 27-29, 2015) will be assured once the team wins its game vs Kuwait happening now, Sep 25, in Changsa, China. Check out my live blog updates below of Kuwait vs Philippines game at the FIBA Asia 2015! (You can watch this exciting clash live via TV5 and in the cable channel Basketball TV).

While it's most likely that Team Philippines, having a 1-0 record in Group B team standings, will already advance to the 2nd Round even if they lose to Kuwait, who's still win-less at 0-2, it's still best to win vs Kuwait and grab at least the 2nd seed in Group B (since Palestine is most likely to get 1st seed in the group, currently undefeated at 2-0 before game tonight vs Hong Kong).

So are you guys ready? Kuwait vs Philippines is about to start. Good luck Gilas Pilipinas!

The starting 5 for the Philippines are Andray Blatche, Gabe Norwood, Jayson Castro, Dondon Hontiveros and Ranidel De Ocampo. Starters for the opponent are Borhamah, Hasan, Alhamidi, Aljuma'h and Alsaeid.


photo courtesy of FIBA (@FIBA)


1ST QUARTER:
At 8:22, 3 free throws made by Jason Castro put the Philippines on the lead by 2 points, 7-9. Castro now has 6 points.
At 4:57, Philippines extends the margin to 9 points, after 2 free throws by Norwood, a jumper by De Ocampo, another one by Castro, then a layup with an extra free throw by Blatche. 11-19.
The quarter ends with a 23- point lead by the Philippines. 11-34. Kuwait was unable to score in the last 4 minutes of the quarter.

AT HALFTIME: 27-55

I think it's an easy game for the Philippines!

AT END OF 3RD QUARTER: 48-87

FINAL SCORES: 64-110

Top-performing player of the game was Terrence Romeo with 19 points. Asi Taulava almost achieved a double-double, 9 points and 10 rebounds, as well as Calvin Abueva with 10 pts, 8 rebs.

GILAS SCORERS: Romeo - 19, Castro - 16, Abueva - 10, Intal - 10, Hontiveros - 9, De Ocampo - 9, Taulava - 9, Blatche - 8, Thoss - 8, Ganuelas - 6, Norwood - 4, Pingris - 2.

It's now the 2nd time this FIBA Asia 2015 that the Philippines scored more than 100 points, the only team from any groups so far to achieve such.

See you in the Second Round Gilas, now under Group E, along with Iran, India, Japan, Palestine and Hong Kong. - Mykiru.ph
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About Mykiru Isyusero

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named recently as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For 8 years now, Mykiru has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.
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