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Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan game result (FIBA, September 20, 2011)

Smart Gilas Pilipinas won over Japan 83-76 on Tuesday, September 20, to earn their second victory for Round 2 of the 2011 FIBA Asia championship being held in Wuhan, China.

Smart Gilas LogoThe nationals led in scoring all throughout the second half and didn't give the Japanese team the chance to get closer until the game ended. It was Japan's first loss in the competition.

Marcus Douthit was the leading scorer among the Filipino cagers, pouring in 19 of his 25 points and collecting 12 of his 18 rebounds in the last two quarters.

The Rajko Toroman-mentored Smart Gilas was able to stop Takuya Kawamura, restricting him to only twelve points, six of which were made in the third quarter. Japan also struggled with their rebounds and only had a free-throw conversion of 57%.

Scores:
  • Philippines 83 - Douthit 25, Alapag 15, Lassiter 15, Williams 12, Barroca 6, de Ocampo 4, Casio 4, Taulava 2. Lutz 0, Tiu 0
  • Japan 76 - J. Takeuchi 22, Shonaka 14, Hirose 13, T. Kawamura 12, K. Takeuchi 6, Ishizaki 5, Amino 4, Sakurai 0, Takeda 0, Kashiwagi 0, Matsui 0
Round 2 Results - Day 6
  • Malaysia def. Uzbekistan, 80-75
  • Syria def. United Arab Emirates, 80-73
  • Iran def. Lebanon, 76-45
  • Korea def. Chinese Taipei, 82-61
  • Philippines def. Japan, 83-76 - Quarters: 18-23, 34-40, 60-52, 83-76 [Watch Video]
  • China def. Jordan, 93-60
Philippines will play against Syria on Wednesday, September 21 (Day 7).
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