FIBA Asia: Gilas vs Iraq

FIBA Asia: Gilas vs Iraq. Terrence Romeo and Christian Standhardinger conspired in a huge third quarter run to help the Philippine national men’s basketball team ward off Iraq, 84-68, for its second straight win in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Friday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.

The two combined for 23 of Gilas Pilipinas’ 28 points in a blistering third frame that saw the Filipinos score 21 unanswered points and pummel the Iraqis, 28-9, who gave them a tough fight in the first half.

The PBA star guard tallied 17 points and four assists to lead the Filipinos once again in scoring after delivering heroics against China last Wednesday

The Filipino-German finished with 16 points and seven boards as he sparked the second half run Gilas Pilipinas needed to hold off Iraq. Standhardinger and Romeo scored 12 and 11 markers, respectively, in the third quarter.

Gilas Pilipinas is now on the brink of sweeping Group B, and has formally secured the top seed in the bracket and the outright spot in the quarterfinals. The team will next take on Qatar on Sunday to round up the group stages.