FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: Asian teams fail to advance to Round of 16

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico Results: One team stays alive for a chance to Round of 16, the other team bids its World Cup journey goodbye.

Two winless teams, Philippines and Puerto Rico, from Group B of FIBA World Cup 2014 faced off earlier in a "do-or-die" game. Which team finally scored a victory?

And sadly, it's Puerto Rico, who now has a 1-3 record, and still has a chance to qualify for the Round of 16.

Our dearest Gilas Pilipinas meanwhile already lost its chance to advance to the next round even if they still have 1 more game left (vs Senegal) tomorrow.

The Philippines, now with 4 consecutive losses and no single win, becomes the bottom-ranked in Group B, behind Greece, Croatia, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

PH vs PR QUARTER SCORES: 25-13, 44-39, 57-61, 77-73

As you can see in the scores, Gilas Pilipinas was already winning in the 1st half, but it has become a completely different story when the game ended.

The team definitely did their best in each of their games in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014. They almost won in all of those games, most heartbreaking of which was probably that overtime defeat to Croatia.

It's somehow remarkable that in 3 of their 4 losses, the Philippines lost by a single digit only. And that's better than any other teams with multiple losses.

Andray Blatche - 25 pts
LA Tenorio - 18 pts
Gabe Norwood - 6 pts
Jimmy Alapag - 6 pts
Jayson Castro William - 4 pts
Ranidel De Ocampo - 2 pts
Marc Pingris - 2 pts
Paul Dalistan Lee - 2 pts

JJ Barea - 30 pts
David Huertas - 13 pts
Ricky Sanchez - 13 pts
Carlos Rivera - 5 pts
Alexander Galindo - 5 pts
Jorge Bryan Diaz - 4 pts
Alex Franklin - 3 pts
Ramon Clemente - 2 pts
Renaldo Balkman - 2 pts

Philippines not alone: Iran and South Korea, the other 2 Asian teams in FIBA World Cup 2014 also failed to get through to Round of 16 after also ranking in the Bottom 2 of their respective groups.
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