Gilas Pilipinas lost to Turkey by 8


Gilas Pilipinas lost to Turkey, 84-76 in their last tune-up game before the FIBA OQT. Andray Blatche led Gilas with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jayson Castro scored 13 points and Terrence Romeo with 16 points.

Gabe Norwood played well with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Philippines missed 11 free throws, 15/26. Turkey outrebounded Gilas, 43-33. Blatche had a slight ankle injury in the middle of the 4th but returned to finish the game. Ali Muhammad led Turkey with 16 points.

In their 1st match held in Istanbul, Gilas Pilipinas lost by 35 points, 103-68.

1st game of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be against France on July 5, 2016, 9pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Philippines 76 – Blatche 20, Romeo 16, Castro 13, Norwood 10, Parks 6, Rosario 4, Aguilar 3, Fajardo 2, Reyes 2.

7 Responses to Gilas Pilipinas lost to Turkey by 8

  1. drverallo says:

    coach, i was so excited to see the tandem of blatche and fajardo playing together (2nd game between gilas vs turkey), in fact we’re leading by 5 points at that moment – 25 to 20. but i still can’t understand why blatche and fajardo tandem is seldom used? they’re perfect combination. blatche likes to take outside shots, if there was no fajardo (or at least aguilar) to help in the offensive rebounds, the ball most likely ends up rebounded by the opposing team. the presence of the twin tower duo (blatche-fajardo) certainly boosts the confidence of our shooters (3,2 0r 1), knowing that somebody can make the offensive rebounds. fajardo, pls be careful with the fouls. you’re a great asset to the team. de ocampo and pingris cannot be at 4, they can be 3. 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter, dapat pinasok na fajardo. coach, just think of the potential of the team with the duo (twin tower – of blacthe and fajardo) playing together. nonetheless, i hope you can see from a fan’s side. (actually, a lot of fans, even columnist/sports analyst quinito henson, could share my opinion). pls coach, pls listen… we want our team to win and to be a part of the olympics. gilas, we love you.

    • jonbankz says:

      No worries.. Tune up pa lng yan. Its not time to lay all our aces. Remember anjan na yung team france nagscout nazsa laro natin. Better hide those dangerous plays nang gilas para di nila makita sa final game na. Just saying.. #puso

    • RAMJr says:

      Absolutely right, drverallo!!! Even the Sports Analysts covering the FIBA World Cup 2014 (ARG vs PHI) back then were getting baffled why we are not using this deadly combo. I hope the Fajardo and Blatche tandem gets more minutes.

  2. drverallo says:

    gilas management, let’s give it our best shot – and for me, it’s utilizing the tandem of blatche and fajardo playing together. Go Gilas! our prayers and support shall always be with you. God bless.

  3. Bino says:

    Agree with your comment pero I know na alam na yan ni coach Tab. He is holding some Aces that will be a killer come competition days. Go Go Gilas Puso!!!!!!

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