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Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) faced Japan in the Semifinals of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship last October 2, 2015. Gilas Pilipinas beat Japan, 73-66 to enter the Finals. Read recap: Gilas Pilipinas defeats Japan, will face China in the Finals
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It was a scary sight for all basketball-crazy Pinoys.
Japanese ace Makoto Hiejema and big man Jojo Takeuchi were taking the fight to Team Pilipinas, the former blazing hot, breathing fire and shooting fireballs from the perimeter virtually at will; the latter, terrifyingly efficient, grabbing rebounds in bunches and stroking shots inside and out. Japan led 17–16 after one, and they padded that lead to 7 early in the second canto. The game was all even at the half, 39–39, and at the end of three, 54–54.
Andray Blatche and Jayson Castro were their usual dynamic selves, but no one else was stepping up for Gilas 3.0.
Gilas Pilipinas defeated Japan in the 8th day (Semifinals) of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship held at CSWC Gymnasium in Changsha, China. Philippines vs China in the Finals for a slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Ranidel de Ocampo with a great pass to Andray Blatche for a slam dunk vs Japan in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Semifinals.
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Dondon Hontiveros saved the day for Gilas Pilipinas with 4 three-pointers in the 4th quarter and finished with 18 points but his highlight play was on the defensive side by blocking a layup by a Japanese player.
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2015 FIBA Asia Championship Semifinals
Gilas Pilipinas defeats Japan, 81-70
October 2, 2015 – Changsha, China
-Andray Blatche with 22 points and 13 rebounds
-Jayson Castro scored 20 points and with 7 assists (4/9 from 3)
-Dondon Hontiveros with 18 points (6/9 from 3)
Gilas Pilipinas will go up against Japan in the2015 FIBA Asia Championship Semifinals on October 2, 2015, 10pm in Changsha, China.
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A win is a win.
Gilas Pilipinas opened round 2 action on a winning note, overcoming a poor start, an injury to naturalized reinforcement Andray Blatche, and sloppy play all around, to eke out a 73-66 victory over a hard-fighting and decidedly more disciplined Japan five.