FIBA Quarterfinals: Smart-Gilas vs Chinese-Taipei

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FIBA Quarterfinals: Smart-Gilas vs Chinese-Taipei

Smart-Gilas Pilipinas battles Chinese Taipei for a semifinals slot in the 4th FIBA Asia Cup. Winner of the match will face Iran.

  • Heating up now. Teams exchanging baskets. Fonacier lay-up puts Gilas up 26-23, 4:13
  • Fonacier gets both freethrows. Gilas up 28-23
  • Douthit scores. Foul called on Taipei's Tseng. Philippines up by 7, 30-23
  • Douthit already with a double-double - 12 points, 10 rebounds
  • Douthit completes three point play. 31-23, 3 min left in 2nd quarter
  • Fonacier with two from the line. 33-25, 2:32 left before the half
  • Norwood misses two from the line. Chien with a three. 33-28, 1:39
  • Tenorio called for blocking foul. Crowd boos for what they think should have been an offensive foul.
  • Chien drives to the basket. David with his 2nd 3-pointer of the game. 36-30 less than a minute left in 2nd quarter
  • Taipei turnover. Gilas takes advantage, Del Ocampo gets it in. 28-30
  • Taipei scores. Gilas up 38-32, 5.4 seconds left until the half. Timeout by Gilas, as Coach Chot Reyes maps out final play.
  • Gilas leads Taipei at the end of the first half, 38-32.
  • Top scorers (at the half)
    Philippines:
    Douthit - 13
    Fonacier - 9
    David - 8

    Chinese Taipei:
    Creighton - 11
    Lin - 9
    Mao - 4
  • Gilas has advantage inside.
    Points in the paint:
    Philippines - 24
    Chinese Taipei - 14

    Rebounds:
    Philippines - 23
    Chinese Taipei - 16
  • Chinese Taipei shooting better from 3-pt land: 5/14 (36%) against Philippines' 3/10 (30%). They're also moving the ball around better: 7 assists for Chinese Taipei against Philippines' 4.
  • Gilas continued their dominance in the paint collecting 50 rebounds and scoring 40 points in the shaded area.
  • But they played carelessly on offense turning the ball over 21 times. The Taiwanese capitalized on Gilas' errors scoring 16 points off turnovers.
  • Still, Gilas' defense held up to secure the victory.
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