Live updates on the FIBA World Cup Group B game between Gilas Pilipinas and Senegal
MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas may be eliminated from contention for the round of 16, but their journey in the 2014 FIBA World Cup isn’t over yet. After making it back to the world stage after 36 years, Gilas will be looking to end their run on a high note by defeating Senegal.
Senegal, which is the only team in Group B ranked lower than the Philippines at 41, has been the surprise team of the group, defeating Puerto Rico and Croatia to earn a 2-2 record so far.
Led by Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, the team qualified for the tournament by finishing third at the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.
Gilas Pilipinas, meanwhile, will have its last opportunity to go home with a victory after four competitive, yet heartbreaking losses.
The game also marks what may be the final appearance of Jimmy Alapag with the national team after he announced that the World Cup would be his last tournament. (RELATED: The Mighty Captain: Jimmy Alapag makes his last dance count)
Follow Rappler’s live blog of the game from Seville, Spain.
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