Gilas’ game tonight against Puerto Rico is crucial to their survival in the FIBA World Cup Basketball Game 2014. Both of the teams need to win the next game if they want to continue in the competition.
This is the fourth game for Gilas and Puerto Rico’s national team. Though Gilas played with heart, and blazing fighting spirit, they still haven’t won any game yet. It was clearly shown that they gave their previous opponents a hard fight, but this time they have to double work to grab the only chance of continuing from the Puerto Rico, who also had the same desire.
Another issue about the game is having Renaldo Balkman, former New York Knicks NBA player, in the camp of Puerto Rico. As can be remembered in the history of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Renaldo Balkman was also an import of Petron Blaze last year but was banned after choking fellow PBA player Arwind Santos. The incident was caught on camera as it happened in the hard court right at the very eyes of the PBA fans.
Despite his issued apology, Filipino basketball fans requested his deportation. Now, fate had made Balkman meet the PBA players again in the basketball courts of Spain.
Watch and cheer as the game can be viewed at 7:30pm on livestream brought to Filipinos by TV5 here . Replays will be shown on September 4 at 1:30pm on TV5 and on September 5 at 12nn on AksyonTV.
The game will be the deciding play on which of the national teams of the Philippines and Puerto Rico, with both 3 losses and 0 win, will get to continue in FIBA World Cup. Filipinos are hyped and the Gilas will surely be pumped to give the Puerto Rico a one hell of a fight.
Update: Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico Game Result and Summary here.
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