Thursday, September 20, 2012
FIBA Asia Cup 2012: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei Full Game Replay
The SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team used a furious fourth quarter run to turn back Chinese Taipei, 75-68, in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Cup Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
Holding a slim 54-53 edge entering the final period, the Philippines opened with a 17-4 assault capped by a corner three-pointer by Gary David to take a 71-57 lead with 3:51 left in the game.
Chinese Taipei got its bearings back, scoring nine straight points to stay within striking distance, 71-66, with 1:52 left. But the Taiwanese could not come any closer against the tough Philippine defense, scoring just two points the rest of the way. Two free throws by LA Tenorio and a layup up by Jeff Chan sealed the game for the Philippines.
Naturalized center Marcus Douthit carried the fight for SMART-Gilas, posting 19 points and 18 rebounds. But he got ample support from Philippine shooters led by David, who scored 14 points on four three-pointers, and Tenorio, who scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter.
SMART-Gilas Pilipinas (75) – Douthit 19, David 14, De Ocampo 10, Fonacier 9, Tenorio 9, Chan 5, Dillinger 5, Norwood 4, Thoss 0.
Chinese Taipei (68) – Creighton 21, Lin 12, Chen 11, Tien 7, Wu 6, Mao 4, Chang 3, Lee 3, Tseng 1, Lu 0.
Quarters: 10-13, 38-32, 54-53, 75-68.
WATCH PHILIPPINES vs CHINESE TAIPEI FULL GAME REPLAY BELOW:
article source: interaksyon.com