WATCH: The best of Gilas Pilipinas VS Croatia
MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas did not win their first game in the FIBA World Cup after 36 years, falling short in their bid to upset powerhouse Croatia, 81-78, in overtime.
But they certainly won a lot of hearts from non-Filipinos, more admiration from their compatriots back home and those cheering wildly in Seville, Spain. Most important of all, Gilas Pilipinas won the respect of the world.
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Relive the heart-stopping, nail-biting and proud performance of the national men's basketball team to mark their return to the world basketball stage through these video highlights.
Videos from the official FIBA YouTube.