Gilas Pilipinas now one match from 2016 Olympics

Philippines men’s national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas is now one match away from 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after it defeated Japan with 11 points in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinal match. Final score is 81-70. The Gilas squad will face China 8:30 pm tomorrow for the final match.

Japan and Iran will also play tomorrow, 6:00 pm, for the 3rd and 4th places in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.

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

Team who will win the gold qualifies 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.