Gilas Pilipinas bagged the gold medal in the 2023 Asian Games men’s 5×5 basketball finals after bringing down the Rondae Hollis-Jefferson-led Jordan team, 70-60, at the at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center on Friday night, October 6, in Hangzhou, China.
Gilas Pilipinas fought back from a huge deficit to pull the rug from under host China, 77-76, in the men’s 5×5 basketball competitions at the 2023 Asian Games at the Zhejiang University Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
Jordan and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ended Gilas Pilipinas’ winning run in the 2023 Asian Games on Saturday, September 30, sweeping Group C of the preliminaries, 87-62, and securing an outright berth to the quarterfinals at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center.
Call it the lull before the storm, Jordan’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson hugging Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tim Cone, Justin Brownlee and TNT Tropang Giga teammate Calvin Oftana when they ran across each other at a training facility in the 19th Asian Games last Wednesday.
Left to carry the fight in 3×3 basketball competitions, the Philippine men’s team rose to the occasion and hacked out a 13-8 victory over Jordan in the 19th Asian Games on Monday, September 25.
Gilas Pilipinas used a stellar second half turnaround and drew big games from key stars to repulse Jordan in a monumental 74-66 win on Thursday (Friday Manila time) in its first game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers fifth window at the Prince Hamza Sporting Hall in Amman, Jordan.
Dwight Ramos captured fire, scoring 21 points and Gilas Pilipinas raced to its second straight win at the expense of Jordan Team B, 90-63 on Wednesday in the 10th King Abdullah International Cup 2021 at the Prince Hamzah Hall in Amman.
FIBA Asia announced on Friday that the upcoming 2021 FIBA Asia Cup in Indonesia shall be moved to July 2022.
Gilas Pilipinas has confirmed its participation in the King Adbullah Cup in Jordan, a five-nation, six-team pocket tournament that the country will use as preparation for the FIBA Asia Cup in Indonesia next month.