Philippine men’s national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas (5-2) secured its fifth win at the 2015 William Jones Cup being held in Taiwan. Fifth win of the national squad is at the expense of United States of America (USA) selection Overtake-Select (3-4) with the final score of 78-74, increasing the possibility of Philippines getting silver in the said competition.
Philippines will need to win against Chinese Taipei team B (0-7) tomorrow, September 6 at 1 pm to successfully finish the competition in second place.
Iran has secured the gold today after winning against the Russian team Spartak Primorye.
Gilas Pilipinas yesterday, after losing from Iran, returned to winning with a 92-88 overtime victory over New Zealand. Veteran Dondon Hontiveros hit three triples in extra five minutes as the Filipinos completed a huge comeback from 16-point down for their fourth win against two losses. with PNA