In a heated game during the second round of the FIBA Asia Championship, Gilas Pilipinas was able to beat defending champions Iran 87-73 at Changsha, China. It was a surprise victory, even for the winners themselves.
The humble Philippine team are not lowering their guards. They say it is still too early to rejoice for the victory.
“I was impressed. In the locker room after the game, there’s a lot of humility there. They recognized that there was a lot of tournament in front of us,” Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin said, as quoted by Interaksyon.
Filipino fans, of course, were extremely happy after finding out that their team came out as winners. Those who missed the exciting game, however, can still watch the best parts of the match through a number of ways.
First, FIBA’s YouTube page has a video showing the highlights of the game. The highlights show three-point shots of the players, all of which were impressive considering that they were done despite being tightly guarded by the opponents. Other scenes show layups.
The Daily News Portal has also gathered videos showing the highlights of the game per quarter. You can watch the clips here.
Basketball fans who would like to catch the live streaming videos of the actual games may do so by going to Sports5.