FIBA Asia 2015 Semifinals: Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan Live Results

FIBA Asia 2015 Semifinals - Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan - LIVE now in China. Find out live results and scores of the game below!

This semi-final game determines which between the Philippines' Gilas Pilipinas and the Japanese team will compete in the FIBA Asia 2015 championship finals tomorrow evening vs the host team China, who won by 13 points vs Iran earlier, 70-57. Let's hope for the best that it's Gilas Pilipinas!

Philippines vs China? That's sooooo exciting, much more exciting than their territorial dispute over the Spratlys Island.

It was no surprise that China can beat Iran in the first semi-final game earlier, but I'm kinda surprised that Iran scored just 57 points and they lost by 13 points (though they already lost by 14 pts to the Philippines during the Second Round, 87-73). I was expecting it to be a tight game, and the quarter scores showed the Chinese team was dominating from the start - 21-12, 39-29, 58-44, 70-57. I somehow feel sad for Iran's Hamed Haddadi who said in his previous interviews that he'll retire already after FIBA Asia 2015, and for sure, losing in the semis was something he never expected.

China perhaps put on a very strong defense agains the defending champion, or they just proved why they're the only undefeated team in this whole tournament. Now they await the winner between the Philippines and Japan. So, good luck Gilas!

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Game has already started!

And it's a close one. Japan leads by 1 point after the 1st Quarter. 17-16.

At halftime, scores were tied at 39.

Philippines tried to dominate in the 3rd Quarter, leading by 8 points, less than 3 minutes left. 46-54

But the quarter ended, still with scores even at 54. Gilas' Andray Blatche already has a double-double, just like in their quarterfinal game vs Lebanon.

4th Quarter...

And the Philippines is winning already as it leads by 9 points, 1:20 minutes remaining.

It's OFFICIAL! Philippines will play against China in the finals after defeating Japan by 11 points, 70-81.

Andray Blatche led the Gilas in the scoring, with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Jayson Castro contributed 20 points, while Dondon Hontiveros has 18.

Ranidel de Ocampo scored 8 points, The Beast Calvin Abueva had 6, and Terrence Romeo made 3 points. Gabe Norwood and Marc Pingris each had 2 points.

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