Gilas Pilipinas win against Chinese Taipei 90-83, claimed to be No.2 in World Cup Asian Qualifiers

After defeating Japan, Gilas Pilipinas is set to play their first home game against Chinese-Taipei on Monday night.

Gilas Pilipinas staved off stubborn Chinese-Taipei Monday, November 27, to claim its second win, 90-83, in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers before a cheering home crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The victory was Gilas' second in a row in Group B. Taiwan slipped to 0-2.

In another Group B game, Australia beat Japan, 82-58, Monday to also collect its second win in Adelaide, Australia. The Aussies earlier beat Chinese-Taipei, 104-66, Friday, November, 24.

“We know them pretty well,” the veteran tactician told reporters shortly after the national team’s practice on Sunday.

“A lot their players, we’ve (already) played against. We just want to make sure that we take a look at any new stuff they’re running,” Reyes furthered.

Gilas is coming off a decent 77-70 win over Japan last Friday.  Their next assignment, though, are reeling from a 66-104 loss in the hands of the powerhouse Australians.

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