2015 FIBA Asia Championship - updates

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NBA: Lakers sign Chinese Olympian, FIBA Asia MVP Yi Jianlian

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Fresh from the Olympics Chinese Yi Jianlian joins a team that has been at or near the bottom of the NBA the past several seasons

LAKERS-BOUND. 2015 FIBA Asia MVP Yi Jianlian of China, seen here in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is signed by the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP

10 social media stories that caught your attention in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

5 memorable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Rappler takes you back to those moments worth remembering from the past year

An open letter to FIBA

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The officiating in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship gold medal match left a bad taste in the mouths of many basketball fans

Zhou Qi of China petitions a referee after getting tangled with Dondon Hontiveros. Photo from FIBA

Gilas ‘hurting’ over FIBA Asia loss to China

Oct 05, 2015 - 3:17 AM

There’s nobody in there that feels content with the result or the performance says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

SILVER. Gilas Pilipinas once again made it to the gold medal match, only to fall short at the finish line once more. Photo from FIBA

SBP's Vargas thanks some PBA teams - and Pingris - for Gilas support

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Ricky Vargas thanks the PBA teams who lent their players until he reached Marc Pingris the only player on a San Miguel owned team to join the FIBA Asia effort

Malacañang congratulates Gilas Pilipinas on silver medal finish

Oct 04, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Malacañang Palace lauds the silver medal performance of Gilas Pilipinas at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

RUNNER-UP. Gilas Pilipinas wears their silver medals after falling short in the final against China. Photo from FIBA

Celebrities cheer on Gilas Pilipinas

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Bianca Gonzalez Doug Kramer and others congratulate the team for a job well done

Basketball can be cruel, but Gilas Pilipinas has much to be proud about

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:38 AM

The outcome was expected as China was too tall and accurate from the wings Still the Philippines left their souls on the court in Changsha

HEARTBREAK. The Philippines settles for second best once again after losing to China in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Gilas stumbles vs China in FIBA Asia final

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:19 AM

See photos from the 2015 FIBA Asia finals here

OFF NIGHT. Jayson Castro struggled through his worst performance in the competition. photo from FIBA

WATCH: Heartbreak as Gilas falls to China in FIBA Asia final

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The Philippines fell just short of its gold medal goal with a hard fought loss against China

Yi Jianlian takes the ball to the rim against Philippines' Andray Blatche. The two men were once teammates on the Washington Wizards. Photo from FIBA

Clarkson promises 'road to redemption' with Gilas in 2016

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:55 PM

In a post on his Twitter account Jordan Clarkson vows to be part of Gilas Pilipinas road to redemption in 2016

ROAD TO REDEMPTION. Jordan Clarkson looks forward to helping Gilas Pilipinas in 2016. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Netizens thank Gilas Pilipinas for FIBA Asia silver; slam referees and officiating

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Twitter users tweet messages of support for Gilas Pilipinas but frustrated with officiating in FIBA Asia gold medal match

WATCH: Terrence Romeo with the killer crossover against China

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Terrence Romeo refused to give up against China cutting to the rim with aggressive dribbling for a score

ANKLE BREAKER. Terrence Romeo didn't want to end the FIBA Asia Championship without a highlight or two. Photo from FIBA

Gilas falls to China, settles for FIBA Asia silver

Oct 03, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The Philippines misses the outright berth to the 2016 Summer Olympics and will instead be relegated to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

GILAS FALLS. The Philippine national men's basketball team loses an ugly game to China and settles for the silver medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

Dethroned champs Iran settle for FIBA Asia bronze

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:56 PM

Iran overcomes a strong challenge from Japan in the battle for third place to clinch the bronze medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

BRONZE. Nikkhah Bahrami leads Iran to a bronze medal finish in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo fro FIBA

Win or lose, what happens to Gilas' Olympic dream?

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:44 PM

What happens to the Philippines Olympic dream if Gilas loses to China in the FIBA Asia Final?

WIN OR LOSE? What is next for Gilas Pilipinas and its Olympic dream after the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship? Photo from FIBA

Bully moves? MVP furious as Gilas bus delayed, coaches denied tickets

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Gilas Pilipinas arrives late at the venue and has less time for warm up according to MVP Some coaches also don t have tickets to the game

LATE. Gilas Pilipinas arrives late at the venue of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship finals due to a delayed electric bus, according to Manny V. Pangilinan. Photo from FIBA

Jordan Clarkson: 'My heart is with my Gilas brothers in China'

Oct 03, 2015 - 2:38 PM

I believe we have the heart of a champion and we will fight til the end Clarkson says

ALL OUT SUPPORT. Though not with Gilas in China, Jordan Clarkson offers his full support to the team a world away. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs China – 2015 FIBA Asia final

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:38 PM

See the action again between the Philippines and China through these highlights

PH’s road back to Olympic hoops stretches 43 years

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:15 PM

It’s been too long since the Philippines was on that particular world stage Let’s take a look at just how different the world was then as Gilas Pilipinas tries to make its return to the Summer Games

DIFFERENT ERA. Just how different an era was the last time the Philippines made it to the basketball Olympics? Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Andray Blatche, Yi Jianlian eat Chinese food in throwback video

Oct 03, 2015 - 4:22 AM

Blatche and Yi will do battle for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship gold But before that they were buddies on the Washington Wizards

DUCK SAUCE. Andray Blatche and Yi Jianlian were friends long before they were Asian basketball rivals. Screenshot from YouTube

Gilas Pilipinas is outsized, but not overmatched vs China

Oct 03, 2015 - 2:33 AM

A long time Asian basketball giant reemerged in China but the Philippines is primed to meet the challenge at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

The Philippines is one win away from being assured their first trip to the Olympic basketball tournament since 1972. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Castro's up-and-under score, Hontiveros' monster rejection against Japan

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Jayson Castro and Dondon Hontiveros were the biggest little men for the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team in their 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinal win over Japan

BLURRED. Jayson Castro blurred defenders agains Japan. Photo from FIBA

Gilas 'fortunate' to beat Japan, but that's better than being unlucky

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:31 AM

We were fortunate admits Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin The Philippines will hope to stretch their good fortune one more night against China

UNDERDOGS. Gilas Pilipinas has played the underdog role the whole way, which is a role they appear comfortable in. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: De Ocampo feeds Blatche for fastbreak dunk

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:04 AM

Andray Blatche shows he can run the court pretty well at any size

BACK IN BLATCHE. Andray Blatche flushes down a dunk that shows off his speed and agility. Photo from FIBA

China ends Iran’s reign atop FIBA Asia

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:41 PM

China will face the winner of Gilas vs Japan for the gold medal

Why the Gilas vs Japan semis game time was moved to 10PM

Oct 02, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The winner of the Philippines vs Japan game will now have less time to recuperate for the gold medal match on Saturday

DELAY OF GAME. The semifinals match between Gilas and Japan has been moved back 30 minutes from its original start time. Photo from FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas in for tough semifinals rematch with Japan

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:12 PM

The Philippines may already hold a victory over Japan in the FIBA Asia second round but the Japanese are no easy foe

Japan held an early lead against Gilas in their second round matchup before the Filipinos overcame them late. Photo from FIBA

LIVE BLOG: Gilas vs Japan – 2015 FIBA Asia semifinals

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:18 AM

Catch all the action from the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinals between Gilas Pilipinas and Japan through Rappler s live blog

WATCH: Blatche tells FIBA Asia crowd in China to be quiet

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Andray Blatche had every right to silence the crowd with his 24 point 17 rebound performance against Lebanon

SILENCER. Andray Blatche silences the FIBA Asia crowd with his impressive performance of 24 points and 17 rebounds. Photo by FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas boots out Lebanon, moves on to semis

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Check out photos from the exciting quarterfinals match vs Lebanon here

Photo by FIBA

WATCH: Highlights of Gilas Pilipinas' win over Lebanon

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:25 AM

Watch Gilas Pilipinas 12 point victory over Lebanon to earn a trip to the FIBA Asia Championship semifinals

NEXT ROUND. Terrence Romeo of Gilas Pilipinas rises to the rim against Lebanon. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Gabe Norwood throws down two-handed dunk vs Lebanon

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Gabe Norwood of Gilas Pilipinas scores two points the emphatic way

THROW DOWN. Gabe Norwood threw down a presidential dunk against Lebanon. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Jayson Castro dances around Lebanon’s defense

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Jayson Castro was a headache for Lebanon as evidenced by this remarkable play

BLURRED LINES. Jayson Castro was a riddle that Lebanon could not solve. Photo from FIBA

Gilas defeats Lebanon to reach FIBA Asia semis

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:01 PM

With the win the Philippines completes the semifinals cast and will clash with second round foe Japan on Friday October 2

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs Lebanon - 2015 FIBA Asia Quarterfinals

Oct 01, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Live updates of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Lebanon quarterfinal game at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia home stretch

Sep 30, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The Philippines is in the final 8 of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with 3 days to go until a gold medalist is crowned

VICTORIOUS. Gilas Pilipinas huddles up at centercourt after the glorious victory over giants Iran. Photo from FIBA

LOOK: The 2015 FIBA Asia Championship quarterfinals picture

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Look at the road to gold in this bracket graphic

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Lebanon

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Take a closer look at Lebanon s national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in the quarterfinals of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

ELITE 8. Jay Youngblood of Lebanon has scored 19 points per game in the tournament so far, making him Lebanon's most productive player. Photo from FIBA

Gilas to face Lebanon in FIBA Asia quarterfinals

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Lebanon is ranked 34th in the world by FIBA just 3 places below the 31st Philippines

LEBANON. Gilas Pilipinas will face Lebanon in the FIBA Asia quarterfinals. Photo from FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Romeo pours 20, Pingris comes alive as Gilas pounds India

Sep 29, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Check out photos from the Philippines dominant win over India in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

FAN LOVE. Fans offer all out support once more to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Gilas sweeps FIBA Asia 2nd round with rout of India

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Watch how Gilas Pilipinas sweeps the second round of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with a over India

SWEEP. Gilas Pilipinas sweeps the second round of FIBA Asia as Terrence Romeo leads the team in scoring versus India. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Romeo to Rosser for the alley-oop slam vs India

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas rookies put on a show toward the end of a lopsided victory over India

Gilas brushes off India to secure top seed at FIBA Asia

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:03 PM

The Philippines routs India by 34 to sweep the second round and enter the quarterfinals as the top seed

TOP SEED. Gilas Pilipinas secures the top seed after sweeping the second round. Marc Pingris finally breaks out at FIBA Asia to spark Gilas. Photo from FIBA

The secret to Hontiveros and Taulava’s playing longevity

Sep 29, 2015 - 1:07 PM

What routines or regimens do Dondon Hontiveros and Asi Taulava follow to keep their bodies in top playing shape?

AGELESS. Dondon Hontiveros (left) and Asi Taulava are still tearing it up for Gilas Pilipinas at 38 and 42 years old, respectively. Photos from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs India – 2015 FIBA Asia second round

Sep 29, 2015 - 1:52 AM

Go through the action of Gilas Pilipinas vs India once more with these highlights

Alapag, Belga elated with Gilas win vs old foe Iran

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:59 PM

The Gilas 2 0 members can feel the sweet taste of redemption all the way from Manila

Jimmy Alapag and Beau Belga practicing with Gilas Pilipinas in 2015 and 2014, respectively. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas triumph over Iran more than just another win

Sep 28, 2015 - 7:58 PM

After years of heartbreaking losses to Iran the Philippines has finally turned the tables on the reigning FIBA Asia champions

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - India

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Take a closer look at India s national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in the second round of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

India, rated no. 61 by FIBA, will look to pull off yet another upset against Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA