Published: Thursday 16 August, 2018

WATCH REPLAY Gilas Pilipinas Beats Kazakhstan 96-59 in Asian Games 2018 Opener

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James Yap in action in the Philippines vs Kazakhstan game. (Asian Games website)

Philippines vs Kazakhstan Asian Games – Gilas Pilipinas opened its bid in the 2018 Asiad basketball tournament with a win as it defeated Kazakhstan. The Filipinos will meet China next on Tuesday, August 21.

A blistering first quarter and tight defense all throughout were the keys to the Philippines’ win over Kazakhstan in Group D action at the Asian Games 2018. With the win, Gilas Pilipinas is almost assured of moving into the next round.

There are only three teams per group and the top two will advance.

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On Tuesday, Gilas Pilipinas will welcome NBA player Jordan Clarkson who arrived in Indonesia midday Thursday as the Philippines vs Kazakhstan game was ongoing. Clarkson was even able to watch some of the action as he went to the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta straight from the airport.

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