Monday, September 29, 2014

Why Marcus Douthit's 'own basket' in Gilas-Kazakhstan wasn't counted

There was a goofy sequence on Sunday with 11 seconds left in Gilas Pilipinas' game against Kazakhstan, when Marcus Douthit tried to score on his own basket after an inbound pass from Jimmy Alapag.

But the referees waved off Douthit's basket for Kazakhstan, instead calling a violation and calling a violation on Gilas.
After the game, Gilas coach Chot Reyes said that team captain Alapag had asked one referee whether that was a legal play and got an affirmative, but another referee had nullified it.
It turns out that the referee who waved the basket off did the right thing.

According the Article 16.2.3 of the official 2014 FIBA Official Basketball Rules: "If a player deliberately scores a field goal in his team’s basket, it is a violation and the goal does not count."

At that point, Gilas was leading by two points, 67-65, but the team needed to win by 11 to advance to the semifinals by virtue of a better quotient in case of a three-way tie among the Philippines, Kazakhstan, and Qatar.
The team was hoping to force overtime to possibly have more time on the clock to run up the score. — JST, GMA News

Relegated to Asiad classification phase, Gilas deals with deposed champion China in battle for 5th place

Gilas Pilipinas has been relegated to the classification phase of the Asian Games basketball competitions. And not even at this level will life be easy for the embattled nationals. 

No less than deposed champion China is waiting for the Filipinos on Monday when the battle for 5th to 8th places takes place at the Hwaseong Sports Complex here. 

The Filipinos and Chinese tangle at 4:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. Manila time), marking the first time the two teams will meet since Gilas beat China in the battle for the bronze during the Fiba Asia Cup last July. 

Qatar takes on Mongolia in the other bracket at 4:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. Manila time) at the Samsan World Gymnasium. The Qataris bombed out of the medal race after absorbing a 65-59 loss to Korea on Sunday night, two days after stunning Gilas Pilipinas in the quarterfinals.


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