Smart Gilas Pilipinas beat Japan, 94-78 in the ongoing William Jones Cup 2011 basketball tournament at the Hsinjhuang Stadium in Chinese Taipei.
Smart Gilas advances to the knockout semifinals with the win. The semis will start tomorrow where the no. 1 team will battle the no. 4, while the no. 2 seed will face no. 3. The one-game championship will be held on Sunday, August 14.