Gilas Pilipinas beat Syria by 54 for 5th place

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Syria, 109-55 in the Battle for 5th place in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jordan Clarkson led Philippines with 29 points along with 6 assists and 4 rebounds.

Another stellar game by Christian Standhardinger as he finished with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Gilas Pilipinas finished with 35 assists compared to only 13 by Syria and also a big advantage in rebounding, 67-39.

Asi Taulava contributed 11 points including 3 three-point shots. Stanley Pringle scored 10 points. James Yap, who missed their previous 2 games due to an ankle injury scored 9 points.

Philippines had a hot start as they finished the 1st quarter with a 22 point lead, 38-16. They also limited Syria to just 10 points in the 3rd period.

Philippines settled for 5th place and surpassed the 7th place finish in the 2014 Asian Games.

Game Scores:
Philippines 109 – Clarkson 29, Standhardinger 27, Taulava 11, Pringle 10, Yap 9, Belga 6, Erram 5, Tiu 5, Ahanmisi 3, Lee 2, Norwood 2, Almazan 0.

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