Fiba World qualifiers: Gilas falls to Kazakhstan, drops to 3rd place tie with Japan

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “It’s really the aggressiveness of Kazakhstan that was apparent in attacking the basket and us being drawn to fouls.”The Philippines committed 25 fouls that led to 24 made free throws for Kazakhstan.Kazakhstan held a 90-85 lead after Yergali’s free throws with 34.2 seconds left but Marcio Lassiter’s three with 26.1 seconds left to play made it a one-possession game, 90-88.Pringle led the Philippines with 29 points while Fajardo had 14 points and 13 rebounds with Lassiter pitching in 13.Alexandr Zhigulin finished with a game-high 30 points with seven rebounds to lead the Kazakhs who improved to a 4-5 record in Group F. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stanley Pringle vs Kazakhstan defender in Fiba World Cup qualifying game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippines absorbed a tough 92-88 loss to Kazakhstan in the second round of the group stage of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Gilas Pilipinas dropped to a third-place tie with Japan, which took an 85-47 win over last-placed Qatar, in Group F after falling to a 5-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The top three teams of Groups E and F and the better of the two fourth placers will advance to the Fiba Basketball World Cup in 2019 in China.The Philippines is now in a must-win situation to break its tie with Japan to ensure a spot in the World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite underdog tag vs Ateneo, UP will fight like hell for that UAAP title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Anton Bykov drilled a dagger of a layup for the Kazakhs after he converted Rustam Yergali’s assist with 12.7 seconds left in the game.Yergali was able to draw Gilas center June Mar Fajardo to help out on the left side of the paint and he made a short pass to Bykov who beat the shot clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We were mismatched in terms of quickness especially with our big men,” said Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao who elected to use NorthPort point guard Stanley Pringle as the team’s naturalized player instead of San Miguel center Christian Standhardinger and former NBA player Andray Blatche.There were stretches when Fajardo was the lone true big man on the court for the Philippines with natural wing Gabe Norwood playing as the power forward. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more