Massive Gilas upset vs China underscores rise of Philippine basketball
Gilas Pilipinas celebrates after winning over China in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday night.
MANILA, Philippines – The mother of all upsets suddenly began to look like the mother of all collapses.
Then Terrence Romeo made sure that the script – the former, that is – was going to stay the same. And the Philippines came away 96-87 winners, holding the defending FIBA Asia Champions scoreless in the last 3:40 of the match.