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Gilas Pilipinas: FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers results and updates

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What you need to know

Gilas Pilipinas restarts its bid for a coveted spot in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup as it returns to action in the second window of the qualifiers in a bubble setting in Manama, Bahrain.

Bookmark and refresh this page for game results and tournament updates about the national team this November.

Latest updates

What do you think of the youth-laden Gilas squad?

Ikaw, ano masasabi mo sa Gilas Pilipinas cadets?

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SBP lauds young Gilas Pilipinas

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio praised the young Gilas Pilipinas crew for representing the country well in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.

Despite fielding a team with no PBA players, the Philippines swept Thailand in the second window of the qualifiers to hike its record to 3-0 for solo top spot in Group A.

"Even with the challenges the situation presented, you gave no excuses and gave us two performances that the entire country is proud of," Panlilio said.

"Having young players come together at such a short time and still perform tremendously gives me so much excitement for what the future holds for Philippine basketball."

"You played great team basketball, with sportsmanship, and with poise beyond your years as you showed the best that Philippine basketball has to offer," Panlilio added.

Delfin Dioquino

Gilas Pilipinas to assess Matt Nieto injury

Gilas Pilipinas will assess the severity of the ankle injury Matt Nieto sustained in their 93-69 demolition of Thailand in the second window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.

Nieto left the court in the third quarter after rolling his ankle during a drive attempt and sat out the game the rest of the way.

Delfin Dioquino

Gilas Pilipinas crushes Thailand anew

Gilas Pilipinas swept Thailand in the second window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers with a 93-69 thrashing in their second encounter in Manama, Bahrain on Monday, November 30.

Brothers Javi and Juan Gomez de Liaño showed the way with 19 and 14 points, respectively, as the Philippines demolished Thailand by an average of 28.0 points in their two-game series.

The Philippines grabbed solo lead in Group A with a perfect 3-0 card, while Thailand wrapped up the second window still winless with a 0-4 record.

Delfin Dioquino

Nieto hurts ankle but Gilas Pilipinas still up big

Starting point guard Matt Nieto left the court after hurting his ankle, but his exit did not prevent Gilas Pilipinas from dominating Thailand, 75-52, with a quarter left to play.

Nieto writhed in pain on the floor after hurting his ankle during a drive attempt in the middle of the third quarter – an accident Thailand capitalized on to cut its deficit to 14 points, 50-64.

But brothers Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño connived and sparked an 11-2 run the Philippines used to go into the final quarter with a 23-point lead.

Delfin Dioquino

WATCH: Juan Gomez de Liano highlight reel

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Oftana sizzles as Gilas Pilipinas lead swells

Calvin Oftana scattered 9 second-quarter points as Gilas Pilipinas seized a 53-34 halftime lead over Thailand.

Oftana, who did not play in the Philippines' first game against Thailand, flaunted his outside sniping after going 3-of-4 from three-point distance.

The former NCAA MVP also added 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in nearly 9 minutes of play – all logged in the second period.

Juan Gomez de Liaño topscored for Gilas Pilipinas at halftime with 11 points, while Matt Nieto and Dwight Ramos had 8 points apiece.

Delfin Dioquino