Gilas Pilipinas was unsuccessful to revenge their FIBA Asia defeat as Iran beats the Philippine team in their group match at the Incheon Asian Games 2014, 68-63, Thursday September 25.
Iran had the full control of most parts of the game leading Gilas to as much as 13 points in the 1st half. But the determined Gilas had a good run in the 2nd half taking the lead to as much as 7 points. Gilas was able to maintain their momentum up to last 4 minutes of the 4th quarter where Iran had an 8-0 run to take the lead 61-60.
Gilas was able to get back towards the last 2 minute mark of the end quarter by Gabe Norwood’s 2 free throws to take the lead 63-61. But it was the tandem of Bahrami and Hadadi that killed the dream of Gilas to avenge their FIBA Asia loss, and win the match 68-63.
Despite the loss, Gilas will still push through to the quarter finals with the win loss card of 1-1.