Philippine Smart Gilas will face Team Jordan on the second round of the FIBA Asia Men's Championship (Olympic Qualifier) in Wuhan, China on September 19- 6:00 PM local time.
The Philippine Smart Gilas wins against UAE, 92-52 but loss to China 70-65 and won their third game with Bahrain to enter the second round of competition.
2011 FIBA Asia Men's Championship (Olympic Qualifier)
September 15-25, 2011
September 19, 2011
01:30 AM EST -- Korea vs Uzbekistan
03:30 AM EST -- Jordan vs Philippines
06:00 AM EST -- Japan vs United Arab Emirates
06:00 AM EST -- Indonesia vs Bahrain (13-16 Place)
08:00 AM EST -- Syria vs China
RESULT: FINAL SCORE, PHILIPPINES 72-64 JORDAN
Lassiter and Lutz checked in to the game shortly after the phone call from FIBA. While SMART-Gilas opened the second quarter with another shaky start, the Philippine team was able to trim the lead down to five points, 31-26, at halftime as Jordan struggled because of Daghlas’ foul trouble.
The Filipinos looked visibly energized to start the second half, tying the game quickly. They had a brief scare at the 5:23 mark of the third quarter as Douthit went out of the game limping as he rolled his ankle after stepping on the foot of a Jordanian defender. He would return to the game, and SMART-Gilas took a six-point lead, 47-41, on back-to-back three-pointers by Lassiter and Alapag.
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