A HEARTBREAKER FOR SMART GILAS
70-68 win for KOR. Sad. A repeat indeed of the 2002 Seoul basketball semis. In the end, missed freethrows killed our chances. We were also doomed in 2002 by Olsen Racela’s missed FTs. Racela, along with Mico Halili, analyzed this game. We lost despite leading by 11 …
69-68 for Korea. 6 seconds left. Two FTs for CSM.
69-67 for Korea. Two freethrows for PH. 9 seconds left
69-66 for Korea. 16 seconds left
Freethrows for Kelly Williams (PH). 26.5 ticks left. He misses both. Can’t help but recall the 2002 Asian Games semis match between these two teams. 🙁
67-66, KOR. Jumpball. 30 seconds left
KOR now ahead, 67-65, after back-to-back three-point shots by Cho Sung Min
Under two minutes left. 65-61 for PH.
3-pointer by Cho Sun Min. PH lead down to 3, 63-60. Free throw made. 63-61 now
Chris Tiu charged with unsportsmanlike foul. He’s out of the game. PH by 4, 61-57. 3:08 left
59-55, four point lead for PH, after a 3-point play by Korea’s #14 player. 3:45 left.
59-50 now for PH. Korea now in the penalty. 4:37 left
57-50 for PH after a hard drive by Marcus Douthit. 5:17 left. He now has 19 points
54-48 after a fast break by Korea. Over 6 minutes left.
54-43, 7:29 left after a 3-pointer by Jimmy Alapag
49-41, 8:22 left in the game. PH leading
49-38 now for PH. 16 points for Marcus Douthit. 9:14 left in the game
47-36, end of 3rd quarter. 12 minutes away from the bronze medal?
With just 46 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, Philippines leads Korea 45-36 in their knock-out Battle for 3rd in the 26th FIBA Asia Championships in Wuhan, China.
The winner of this fight, together with the loser of the China-Jordan championship match later tonight, will advance to the 2012 World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.