Gilas failed to snatch the victory against Puerto Rico with score 73-77. Gilas had always been close to winning, but lost their chance to advance in 2014 FIBA World Cup Basketball Game on September 3, Wednesday.
Intensity level could not be higher as Gilas faced Puerto Rico in their do or die game. While both teams had been winless, the game had been the deciding play on who should continue in the competition.
The hard court had been put to ablaze starting with the first quarter, ending with 25-13 in favor of Gilas. Half time proved to be more challenging when Puerto Rico sped with fast breaks, making the Gilas’s lead closer with score 44- 39. With five minutes to go, the score tied to 64. People shouted with every fast break and shot. Gilas tried to save every rebound.
Gilas was able to exasperate Puerto Rico. Both of the team had evidently focused on their game play. Each had tried hard to raise and toughen their defense. Every fan seemed to pray in every shot of his or her supporting team.
Filipinos were so hyped to cheer for Gilas. The victory had been to hard to catch for Gilas since they had lost against Croatia, Greece and Argentina. Fans could not contain their excitement as they booed every free shot of Puerto Rico.
For the last 5 seconds, Gilas is down by 3 points. Everybody seemed to hold their breath. The tension built up as each seconds passed, and Ricky Sanchez of Puerto Rico even made their lead father with a free throw. Gilas tried to save the game by fast break but to no avail. As they face yet another defeat, the players gained experience that could push the team higher in the rank worldwide.
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