MOST READ “In an elite tournament lie this, there’s no such thing as an easy game,” Gilas coach Chot Reyes told international media, who were all wondering why the Filipinos came out flat for the second straight game since thumping host squad Chinese Taipei A on Sunday night.“They (Japanese) gave us everything we could handle,” Reyes said. “In the end, we were fortunate to pull it out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Next up for the Filipinos will be South Korea at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.With a 3-1 record, the Filipinos are still in the hunt but would need to see Canada 150 lose at least one game to a foe that Gilas has defeated in order to forge a tie for first and win in the quotient. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds, with import Mike Myers having 17 and 17 as they formed a double-edged blade in the paint that the Japanese didn’t have an answer to all game long.“We needed a lot of focus and we weren’t able to execute that in the first half,” the 28-year-old Standhardinger, who is pondering on starting a PBA career when the team planes back home, said. “We had the urgency in the fourth period and got going on defense.”Matthew Wright was in twin digits for the third straight game with 15, with Kiefer Ravena and Jio Jalalon, Reyes’ point guards, shooting 11 each while combining for five assists and three steals.Represented here by its Under-24 squad, Japan was paced by the 22 points of forward Yusei Suguira.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation GILAS PILIPINAS 100 – Standhardinger 22, Myers 17, Wright 15, Ravena 11, Jalalon 11, Cruz 7, Pessumal 6, Pogoy 5, Paras 4, Tolomia 2, Belo 0, Gotladera 0.JAPAN 85 – Sugiura 22, Vendrame 12, Hiraiwa 12, Hara 12, Ando 11, Nomoto 9, Tawatari 5, Ikuhara 2, Sato 0, Taichi 0.Quarters: 19-16, 41-42, 66-66, 100-85.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Christian Standhardinger finishes off a fastbreak with a two-handed flush to highlight the telling 12-0 for Gilas in the fourth period.TAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas took quite a long time before getting its offense going fluidly on Tuesday afternoon and needed one big burst late in the fourth period to dust off Japan, 100-85, and win a third straight game in the Jones Cup Invitational at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.A 12-0 run was what the Filipinos needed as they were able to scoot away from a 73-72 game and leave the young Japanese behind that kept Gilas in the hunt for the title.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments NBA legend Julius Erving defends LeBron James’ NBA Finals record Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade
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