Croatia vs. Gilas Pilipinas result on Fiba Basketball World Cup 2014 Match in Spain: The final score were 81-78, Croatia and Gilas respectively via overtime on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Croatia Wins over Gilas PH on a good fight on its first game in the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
Team Gilas is ranked 34th in FIBA, on the first quarter Croatia take a lead of 6-points (Croatia-37 vs Gilas-31). The scores were close in the 2nd half, then Gilas took its first taste of the lead in the last 3 minutes of the 4th quarter when Jeff Chan hit all 3 free throws to make it 67-66 with 2:49 to go.
At the end of 4th quarter the score were tie 69 after Krunoslav Simon (Croatia) scored a cold-blooded three-points shot. The Philippines had a chance to win it but Jeff Chan (Gilas) missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.
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In overtime, Croatia shot better even though the score were close they beat Gilas PH with finals score of 81-78. This game marked the Philippines' return to the world championships after 36 years when they competed in the FIBA Worlds 1978.
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