Welcome to Rappler.com's LIVE Blog for the FIBA Bronze Medal game between Gilas and Qatar
Tip off at 1pm. Players are pumped and ready to go.
Gilas off to a good start, up 8-4.
Now tied at 8-8. Tune in here at Rappler for score updates and play-by-play.
1st quarter ends with Qatar on a good run to close. 12-8 Qatar
Johnson with a nice step back jumper from the side to end the 1st.
Start of the 2nd Quarter.
Good interior defense by Gilas. But Qatar drains a three.
Johnson of Qatar finds his way inside the painted area for two. 17-10 Qatar.
Basketball Saturday everyone. Fonacier drains a trifecta for Gilas. 17-13 Qatar
LA Tenorio charged with a foul on the block attempt, Qatar on the line for two throws
Travelling violation on Gilas. Possession to Qatar.
Easy elbow jumper for Qatar, now 21-15 Qatar.
Rebound by Douthit. Ill advised shot by Tenorio.
Gabe Norwood slashes through the lane for a layup. 21-17 Qatar.
Douthit on the breakaway layup gets fouled and will head to the line for two.
Great pass by Tenorio to Douthit for a monster jam! Wooooo! Slam dunk plus the foul.
Game is close, 24-22 QAT.
Fonacier chucks up a three pointer that front rims, too much one-on-one ball by Gilas. Nice block by Douthit.
Qatar sneaks in 2 points on the inbound
Dillinger scores a layup while Qatar falls asleep on the boards. 26-24 QAT.
Another turnover by Gilas leads to an open court possession for Qatar, no basket though
Time out is called. Coach Chot Reyes is working the floor. Bronze medal is on the line.
Fonacier gets stripped and leads to a transition basket for Qatar. 28-24 QAT
Fonacier takes another three which front rims
Loose ball foul on Gabe Norwood. Douthit is on the floor writhing in pain, looks like he rolled his ankle
Teammates and staff attending to Marcus Douthit on the baseline
Douthit gets helped off the floor by two teammates. This doesn't look good for Gilas
Replay shows Douthit rolling his ankle on an opponent's foot, looks serious
Meanwhile, Qatar drains another triple by Yousef Mohammed. 31-24 QAT.
Qatar again scores in the paint, capitalizing on disarray by Gilas.
De Ocampo knocks down two free throws. 33-26 QAT
Dillinger misses a three point attempt from the corner to end the 1st half. 35-26 QAT
9 point lead by Qatar. The big story is Douthit rolling his ankle. Let's wait and see how serious it is, stay tuned for updates.
We are now at the half and the score is Qatar 25 - Gilas 26. Gilas is having difficulty getting anything going on the inside hence cannot get a good look at the basket.
Sorry, correction Qatar 35 - Gilas 26
Gilas only 1/11 from three point range, for 9%.
Douthit leads Gilas with 9 points, but it's still up in the air whether he'll return to play in the 2nd half or not
Marcus Douthit returns to play in the 2nd half! Good news!
Douthit just needed to rest the ankle a bit, but he looks ready to play.
Douthit looks alright, scores in the paint. 35-28 QAT
David slashes into the key and drains a floater. 35-30 QAT
Blocking foul on Fonacier
Norwood picks up his 3rd personal foul. Qatar scores on the And-1
Woooooo! Dillinger grabs his own rebound off the free throw!