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Seldom used in 2013 FIBA Asia, Zhigulin serves revenge on Gilas five years later

Five years ago inside a packed Mall of Asia Arena, Gilas Pilipinas humiliated Kazakhstan, 88-58 in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship quarter-finals, a game now famously known as the ‘Gary David game’ as the sharpshooter nailed 22 points including 4-of-6 from three-point land in that contest.

Kazakhstan, then a mix of veterans and youngsters, bowed out of that tournament in one of the worst ways possible.

FIBA WC: Zhigulin powers Kazakhstan in shocking upset of Gilas

Kazakhstan vs Gilas Pilipinas

Star Alexandr Zhigulin fired 30 points to power Kazakhstan to a gutsy 92-88 win over Gilas Pilipinas on Friday, November 30 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers fifth window at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Zhigulin shot an efficient 10-of-16 shooting including 6-of-12 from three-point area and added seven rebounds as his side held on for the stunning upset victory in what was mostly a back-and-forth duel.

“Ginebra” chants in Gilas game? GinKings hope to bring Never-Say-Die spirit

Gilas Ginebra Players

With four Gilas Pilipinas players for the Kazakhstan game on November 30 coming from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, fans of the country’s most popular ball club will have something extra to look forward to.

Ginebra mainstays LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter, and Japeth Aguilar, who were all named to the final 12 for the Friday affair, are all excited to inflict the national squad with their trademark never-say-die spirit at the Mall of Asia Arena for the fifth window of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Slaughter, Fajardo relish twin-tower Gilas team-up

Having known each other for over a decade now and having made an impact in Philippine basketball, towering bigs Greg Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo rave about the opportunity to finally team up on the hardcourt for Gilas Pilipinas.

Slaughter, who personally will be in his first Gilas stint since the 2009-2010 campaign, says he cannot wait to don the national colors once more when the squad faces Kazakhstan on November 30 in the fifth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

FIBA WC: Gilas Pilipinas faces Kazakhstan to open crucial fifth window

Gilas Pilipinas will try to inch closer to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup when they resume action in the fifth window of the Asian Qualifiers on Friday, November 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Philippines, currently at third place in Group E with a 5-3 card behind Australia (7-1) and Iran (6-2), will try to solidify hold of the position when they face world no. 70 Kazakhstan on Friday at home, before taking on the Iranians on Monday, December 3 inside the same venue.

Gilas Pilipinas Roster vs Kazakhstan – FIBA Qualifiers 5th Window

Gilas Pilipinas will face Kazakhstan on November 30, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena in the 5th window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 Roster vs Kazakhstan
-Japeth Aguilar
-Beau Belga
-Alex Cabagnot

Gilas Pilipinas comeback falls short against Lebanon

Gilas Pilipinas lost to Lebanon, 74-68 in their 3rd tune-up game before the 5th window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Japeth Aguilar led Gilas with 16 points.

2nd Gilas vs Jordan game ends in confrontation between coaches

With Gilas Pilipinas leading by 9, 82-73 against Jordan in their 2nd tune-up game, emotions ran high between Gilas Coach Yeng Guiao and Jordan Coach Joey Stiebing ending the game with still 6:26 remaining in the final quarter.