MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas cruised to its second straight victory in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with a 110-64 defeat of Kuwait to finish the first round with a 2-1 record in Group B on Friday, September 25.
The Philippine national men's basketball team held the Kuwaitis scoreless for a 10-minute stretch bridging the first and second periods with a 26-0 blast as they ran away with the victory.
The Filipinos will advance to the second round in Group E where they will face reigning champion Iran, India, and Japan with their carryover record of 1-1.
Gilas' win versus Kuwait will not be included as Kuwait is already eliminated. Palestine and Hong Kong will also advance to Group E and will face the 3 new teams from Group A.
The top 4 teams from each of the two groups in the second round will advance to the knockout quarterfinals.
The second group phase starts on Sunday, September 27, after a one-day break.
Check out photos from the lopsided win below.