The Pilipinas Smart-Gilas Men’s Basketball Team was beaten by Iran in their semifinal match-up in the 33rd William Jones Cup, 59-78. NBA player Hamad Haddadi was unstoppable and he finished the game with 36 points along with several dunks.
The loss relegated the Gilas to a third place battle with the host Taiwan. The championship will be between the undefeated South Korea and Iran.
Iran 78 – Haddadi 36, Sahakian 16, Davari 9, Barogh 6, Davoudichegani 3, Davaranahfard 3, Veisi 2, Kardoust 2, Nabipoor 1, Rouzbahani 0.
Smart Gilas Pilipinas 59 – Douthit 16, Barroca 10, Lassiter 10, Hontiveros 6, Tiu 5, Aguilar 5, Taulava 2, Lutz 0.
Quarter scores: 20-11; 36-27; 56-38; 78-59.
caloycomment: On the loss to Iran…
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