Philippines vs China game result: Smart Gilas lose (2012 FIBA Asia Cup)

Philippines, represented in FIBA Asia Cup 2012 by Smart Gilas, suffered defeat Friday, September 14, from the hands of a tall but inexperienced team from China.

The Filipino squad wasn’t able to hold on to an eight-point lead they built off a strong second-half, missed 10 of 24 free throws and seven straight three-point shots going to the final minutes of the game.

Reports said Gilas Pinas went scoreless for almost five minutes and Jared Dillinger sat out the last five minutes due a slight injury.

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The Filipinos will meet Lebanon, a strong team, at 6pm on Saturday, September 15, at the Ota gym in Tokyo, Japan.

Scores per quarter: 18-15, 40-33, 54-56, 71-68

Team scores:

CHINA 71 — Guo 18, Zhao 11, WE 7, Sui 7, Duan 6, Wang 6, Sun 6, Cao 4, Yu 3, Zhang 3, Wang Z. 0, Cao 0.

PHILIPPINES 68 — De Ocampo 11, Douthit 10, Fonacier 10, Norwood 9, Tenorio 8, Dillinger 8, David 7, Chan 5, Reyes 0, Thoss 0, Villanueva 0.