Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico: A showdown of winless teams

The world has been witnessing the greatness of Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup 2014. Gilas Pilipinas is not a team to be called “just happy to be there”, but this ballclub has what it takes to win games.

The Filipinos were not trampled and dominated by powerhouse teams like Croatia, Greece and Argentina, instead Gilas Pilipinas has fought with a big “heart”.

Even the Argentinians were put into test when the Philippines had a chance to win the game in regulation. Gilas Pilipinas displayed poise and determination that almost put Argentina in peril.

Jim Alapag connected five of his seven three-pointers and Ranidel De Ocampo did the damage by scoring 18 points against Argentina. Alapag was noticed by the world as he drilled in those three-pointers way beyond the arc. Moreover, naturalized player Andray Blatche has been consistent in the last three games though it resulted in losses.

The Philippine National Basketball team creates mismatches despite the fact that the players are shorter than the opponents. Speed has been part of the gritty games of the Philippines. Though those games were ended in the same category -loss, Gilas players are excited to get a victory in today’s game against Puerto Rico.

A loss here for the Philippines will cut their chance of advancing into the next round. A win would let Gilas still have a shot. Coach Chot Reyes is happy of the performance of his team so far. He would be using different schemes over Puerto Rico.
The Philippines received contributions of Marc Pingris and Jun Mar Fajardo, as they compete in every opportunities at the boards. There’s life for the Philippines and they have the firepower to beat Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is winless also at 0-3. Jose Barea and Carlos Arroyo, NBA experience players, lead Puerto Rico in today’s match. Moreover, former PBA import Renaldo Balkman clashes anew with the Filipinos he used to play with.

Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico start time is at 7:30 PM Philippine Standard Time. Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico tv schedule is on TV5 in the Philippines. In the United States, it is available on ESPN3.

Rosario intentionally has been honing her writing skills. She graduated in one of the top universities in the country, Saint Louis University. She has been writing since she was in high school. She loves college sports.

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