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)
Douthit - 13
Fonacier - 9
David - 8
Creighton - 11
Lin - 9
Mao - 4
Gilas has advantage inside.
Points in the paint:
Philippines - 24
Chinese Taipei - 14
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.