Gilas Pilipinas now only two steps from 2016 Olympics

Philippines men’s national basketball team is now only two steps away from 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as it defeats Lebanon in the knock-out quarterfinal match. The Gilas team scored 82, while Lebanon scored 70. The win from Lebanon also secured a spot for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, in case the team fails to win in the semifinal or final match.

The Gilas squad will face the Japanese tomorrow 9:30 pm in the semifinal match. Meanwhile, China and Iran will be battling for the other spot in finals 7:30 pm tomorrow.

The 2015 FIBA Asia Championship is being held at Changsha, Hunan, China. Final match will be held on Saturday, October 3.

Winning team will qualify for the basketball tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while the next three best teams will proceed to 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men.