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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.

Guo, Arakji, Castro, Romeo FIBA Asia Cup Highlights Video

Who do you think is the Best Point Guard in Asia now: Ailun Guo, Wael Arakji, Jayson Castro or Terrence Romeo?

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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.

Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Asia Cup Top 5 Plays Video

The Top 5 Plays of Gilas Pilipinas so far in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup after 2 games against China and Iraq featuring Christian Standhardinger, Jio Jalalon/Raymond Almazan, Jayson Castro/Raymond Almazan and Terrence Romeo (2x).

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Gilas Pilipinas defeated Iraq by 16 points

Christian Standhardinger

Christian Standhardinger scored 16 points (12 in the 3rd quarter) and also with 7 rebounds as Gilas Pilipinas defeated Iraq, 84-68 in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.