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Seven Takeaways from Gilas’s Seventh Place Finish in Lebanon

So, it is done. After a promising start to the FIBA Asia Cup highlighted by a three-game sweep of the eliminations, Gilas Pilipinas finished with a resounding thud, finishing a dismal seventh. Here are seven takeaways from the debacle in Lebanon.

1. Gilas is way behind.
That swashbuckling 3-0 start, capped by a dramatic, down-the-wire stunner over China (albeit the watered down version), was all smokescreen as it obscured the harsh reality that this iteration of the national team is, in fact, way behind its rivals both from Asia, and more so, from Oceania. That harsh reality was none more evident than in the least three games: a complete, utter annihilation at the hands of the South Koreans; a shellacking from old man Fadi El-Khatib and his Cedars; and a rather disappointing saved-from-the-jaws-of-defeat win over the Jordanians.

Gilas Pilipinas beat Malaysia, No. 1 in Group A

Gilas Pilipinas vs Malaysia

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Malaysia, 98-66 in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Christian Standhardinger led Philippines with 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Gilas Pilipinas beat Myanmar by 95

Kobe Paras vs Myanmar

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Myanmar, 129-34 for their 2nd straight win in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Raymar Jose led Philippines with 22 points (8/12 FGs).

Gilas Pilipinas beat Thailand to start SEA Games campaign

Troy Rosario and Ray Parks

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Thailand, 81-74 in their 1st game in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Troy Rosario led Gilas with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Gilas Pilipinas beat Jordan, finished 7th place in FIBA Asia Cup

Terrence Romeo vs Jordan

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Jordan, 75-70 and finished 7th place in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon. Terrence Romeo and Matthew Wright with 13 points each.

Gilas Pilipinas lost to Lebanon, will face Jordan for 7th Place

Lebanon defeated Gilas Pilipinas, 106-87 in the Classification for 5th-8th Place of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.

South Korea eliminated Gilas Pilipinas

South Korea eliminated Gilas Pilipinas, 118-86 in the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon. Terrence Romeo led Gilas with 22 points (6/10 from 3) but Philippines could not stop the hot shooting of Korea.

Gilas Pilipinas beat Qatar to sweep the 1st round

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright scored 25 points (7/12 from the three-point line) as Gilas Pilipinas defeated Qata, 80-74 in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.