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LIVE BLOG: FIBA Bronze Medal Match: Smart - Gilas vs Qatar

  • 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!
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