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France defeats Turkey, will face Canada in Finals

Nando de Colo

France defeated Turkey, 75-63 to set a finals showdown against Canada in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Manila. Thomas Heurtel led Team France with 17 points while Nando de Colo with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Watch: Pingris face to face with Asik

Marc Pingris and Omer Asik had a heated moment in the Gilas Pilipinas vs Turkey game.

Watch: Pingris face to face with Asik

Video by Sports5

Turkey Player Pool for FIBA OQT

Omer Asik - Turkey

NBA Center Omer Asik (New Orleans Pelicans) will headline Turkey in the FIBA OQT Manila, another NBA Player Ersan Ilyasova who plays for the Orlando Magic is not included in the 20-man Player Pool for Turkey.

Gilas Pilipinas will face Turkey in 2 tune-up games before the FIBA OQT, their 1st match will be in Turkey on June 21 and their 2nd match will be at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 1.

Turkey Player Pool for 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament
-Ender Arslan – 6’3
-Omer Asik – 7’0 (New Orleans Pelicans)

FIBA World Cup Day 5 Results

2014 FIBA World Cup Day 5 Game Results (September 3, 2014)

Group B Results
Puerto Rico defeated Philippines, 77-73
Top Scorer: JJ Barea – 30 points
Read recap: FIBA World Cup Results: Puerto Rico defeats Gilas Pilipinas
Watch videos: Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico Highlights Video

Argentina defeated Senegal, 81-46
Top Scorer: Luis Scola – 22 points

Greece defeated Croatia, 76-65
Top Scorers: Kostas Kaimakoglou and Kostas Papanikolaou – 14 points each

Group A Results
Iran defeated Egypt, 88-73
Top Scorer: Samad Nikkhah Bahrami – 24 points

Foreign Players in the NBA Preseason Game

There were a couple of foreign players included in the line-up of Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers when they played the 1st NBA Preseason Game in the Philippines last October 10, 2013 at Mall of Asia Arena.

Luis Scola from Argentina

Omri Casspi from Israel

Donatas Motiejunas from Lithuania