Gilas Pilipinas vs China FIBA Asia Cup Preview

Gilas Pilipinas vs China

Gilas Pilipinas vs China in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on August 9, 6:30pm in Beirut, Lebanon. Rematch of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Finals where China beat Philippines in Changsha.

Game will be shown Live on TV 5 or Watch Online at Gilas Pilipinas vs China FIBA Asia Cup Livestreaming

China will be without Yi Jianlian and Zhou Qi while June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche will not play for Gilas Pilipinas. Average height of China is 6’7 while Gilas is only 6’3 and China average age is younger at 26 years old compared to Gilas at 28 years old. View China Roster for 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

Key Matchup
Jayson Castro vs Guo Ailun – Castro was named in the FIBA Asia All-Star 5 in 2013 and 2015 but Guo is an emerging star for China and played well against Gilas Pilipinas in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Watch Guo Ailun Mixtape Video

China has 2 seven footers, Muhao Li at 7’2 and Dejun Han at 7’1 and also a 6’11 player Jinqui Hu who is just 19 years old. Gilas Pilipinas will have a tough time in the paint since our tallest player is just 6’9 Japeth Aguilar and 2 6’8 players Raymond Almazan and Fil-German Christian Standhardinger.

Key Players
Shooters Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Terrence Romeo and Carl Bryan Cruz must shoot well from the three-point line since we will have a hard time scoring in the paint.

Who do you think will win later, Gilas Pilipinas or China?

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