HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Croatia


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HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Croatia
Live updates on the FIBA World Cup round 1 game between Gilas Pilipinas and Croatia
The moment of truth has come. There are no more tuneup games remaining: it’s time to play for keeps. Gilas Pilipinas takes its first step in the FIBA World Cup on Saturday, August 30 when it faces off with the Croatian national basketball team in Seville, Spain.
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Croatia, which is bolstered by NBA players Bojan Bogdanovic and Damjan Rudez, is rated no. 16 in the world by FIBA and made it to the World Cup by finishing fourth in the 2013 Eurobasket. The Croatian team is a young squad with only one player at least age 30. The team also has six players who are at least 6-foot-10, including 7-foot-2 giant Ante Tomic.

This will be the Philippine men’s national basketball team’s first game in the FIBA World Cup since 1978.


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