Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Gilas Pilipinas suffers heartbreaking loss vs Puerto Rico - 2014 FIBA World Cup
The Philippine national men’s basketball team showed its big fighting heart again but couldn’t finish with the victory at the end as JJ Barea lifted Puerto Rico to a 77-73 victory in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Wednesday in Seville, Spain.
Barea scored a layup with 51.8 seconds left to give Puerto Rico a 72-70 lead, then hit free throws in the endgame to seal the win and come back form a 14-point deficit early in the game.
Gilas Pilipinas stumbled to a 6-0 deficit, but launched a furious 18-0 run bridging the first and second quarters to take a 14-point lead, 29-15.
Puerto Rico hung on for the remainder of the game, and eventually took the lead entering the final frame, 61-57, as GIlas Pilipinas was hounded with turnovers all game long.