Published: Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Gilas Pilipinas vs China Asian Games 2018: Chinese Favored Over Philippines

Gilas Pilipinas vs China

All eyes on Gilas Pilipinas vs China at the Asian Games on Tuesday. (Team Pilipinas)

The much-anticipated game between the Philippines and China in the Asian Games 2018 is almost here. And, despite the presence of Jordan Clarkson, China is heavily favored to win over Gilas Pilipinas.

Gilas Pilipinas is definitely the underdog here. The mere presence of several NBA players on the Chinese team dictate this. And they’re not just NBA player, they’re BIG NBA players!

The Pinoys will have to contend with 7-foot-2 center Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and 6-foot-7 Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks. Then there’s also 7-footer Wang Zhelin, not to mention 6-foot-8 Abudushalamu Abudurexiti, who is already being eyed by a number of NBA teams.

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But Gilas Pilipinas should not lose heart. They can win over the formidable Chinese team if they play their cards right, and with some luck.

Losing to China may put Gilas on a head-on collision with South Korea in the knockout quarterfinals, another difficult matchup. But winning will give the Philippines a slightly easier opponent.

No doubt everyone on the Philippine team will it their all. Let’s hope for the best.

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