Smart Gilas vs Chinese Taipei: William Jones Cup 2011

LATEST UPDATE: Smart Gilas wins vs Chinese Taipei, takes 3rd spot, 82-72.

PREVIOUS UPDATE: The final matches in the 2011 William Jones Cup are happening today, August 14, 2011, and the Philippine national team "Smart Gilas" will vie only for the 3rd place slot after it lost to Iran, 59-78, during the semi-finals held yesterday.

Iran, who's the 2009 and 2010 William Jones Cup champion, now heads to its 3rd championship game in 3 years this time against Korea while Smart Gilas will have to face Chinese Taipei in a battle for 3rd place.

Prior to the "Smart Gilas vs Chinese Taipei" game which happens at 5PM and the championship game between Iran and Korea at 7 PM, the teams from Japan (last year's 3rd placer) and Jordan face each other first for the 5th slot.

All three games today will still be held at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City, Taiwan where all previous games were also held.

Last year, Smart Gilas finished in 4th place and if they win 3rd place today, it will be its highest placement in the William Jones Cup as "Smart Gilas" since the Philippines (San Miguel Beer and Philippine Centennial Team) already achieved that feat twice in 2005 and 2007, and even won champion two times, in 1985 and 1998.

Goodluck to Smart Gilas!

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

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