The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas handed Qatar its first defeat, 80-70 in the 2nd Round of the 2013 FIBA Asia championship held at the Mall of Asia arena.
Marcus Douthit lead Gilas with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists although he hurt his knee at the 4:09 mark of the fourth quarter. Japeth Aguilar poured in 14 points and 7 rebounds while Jeff Chan chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jarvis Hayes lead Qatar with 17 points (FG 7/17) and 11 boards.
Gilas improved to 3-1 in Group E with the win tying Qatar in the process. They will take on Hong Kong tomorrow while Qatar will play against group E leader Chinese-Taipei who earlier defeated Gilas.