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Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) lost to Palestine in their 1st game of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China.
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The classification phase was supposed to be a cakewalk for Team Pilipinas, the calm before the proverbial storm. The thinking was Gilas 3.0 would breeze through this round, all while perfecting Coach Tab Baldwin’s swing offense and fine-tuning every weapon in the arsenal. The team, after all, was grouped with a trio of “lightweights”—Palestine, Hong Kong, and Kuwait.
No one expected the storm to come right at day one, though.
2015 FIBA Asia Championship
Gilas Pilipinas lost to Palestine, 75-73
September 23, 2015 – Changsha, China
-Andray Blatche with 21 points and 12 rebounds
-Terrence Romeo with 11 points
-Jayson William scored 10 points