Published: Wednesday 09 August, 2017

WATCH Gilas Pilipinas Stuns China in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Led by Terrence Romeo

Gilas Pilipinas opened their 2017 FIBA Asia Cup campaign with a win, and against China at that! Gilas Pilipinas defeated defending champion China 96-87 behind the heroics of Terrence Romeo who provided the much-needed shooting in the end game.

Gilas Pilipinas vs China

2017 FIBA Asia Cup Gilas Pilipinas vs China: 96-87 (FIBA/YouTube screen grab)

The Philippines was well-prepared for this encounter and it showed in their performance. With a balanced attack, Gilas Pilipinas showed the way in the first half. But the Chinese fought back midway in the second and took the lead from the Filipinos. However, Gilas Pilipinas’ gritty end game that spelled the difference, and Terrence Romeo.

Romeo scored 26 points, most of which he did in the fourth quarter when the Chinese team was mounting a comeback.