Team Pilipinas beat China, 79-74

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Team Pilipinas kept its Olympic hopes alive with a 79-74 victory over China Sunday in the 24th FIBA-Asia men’s basketball championship at the Asty Tokushima gym in Japan.

The last time a Philipine team beat China was in the 1985 ABC when the country’s coach was the legendary Ron Jacobs. “It’s a matter of honor and respect, not just beating China,” said Reyes, who was barely out of UAAP basketball as an Ateneo Blue Eagles star when Jacobs led a Philippine team to the ABC Championship in 1985 in Kuala Lumpur, beating China in the final game.

SMC-RP 79 — Alapag 25, Caguioa 16, Raymundo 12, Williams 11, Hontiveros 7, Taulava 4, Norwood 0, Pennisi 0.

CHINA 74 — Yi 14, Wang 14, Wang 13, Bian 10, Zhang 9, Chen 6, Han 3, Yang 3, Wang Y. 2, Chen L 0.

QUARTERS: 19-25; 38-49; 56-57; 79-74.

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One comment on “Team Pilipinas beat China, 79-74
  1. raul ferrer says:

    team philippines deserves big recognition for beating the powerhouse china, the last time the philippines beat china was in 1985 so its been long time that were left considering that basketball was the only very popular sport to our country. we just hope that were going to maitained what we doing and maybe next year we will beat all of the asea basketball team

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