Japan is a respectable opponent.
Let's just hope that the Filipino cagers will be able to bring this afternoon that same momentum when they massacred the United Arab Emirates squad last Thursday. The Philippine team kicked the UAE out of the competition by a large margin of 35 points (90-65).
Smart Gilas will play against Japan at 5:00 p.m. Friday. Watch the game live here. The Semi-Finals round will be on August 13 (Saturday); the Finals on August 14 (Sunday).
End of 4th Quarter - FINAL SCORE: Smart Gilas Philippines 94 - Japan 78. View update here.