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Undefeated Gilas Pilipinas looks to continue its steamroll through the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Sunday in a Group B showdown against Qatar.
Terrence Romeo and Gilas Pilipinas stormed past China in thrilling upset fashion to start the aptly-named “Group of Death,” then proceeded to take down an upset-minded Iraq team fresh off a stunning performance of its own.
Qatar enters Sunday as the underdog after losing to both Iraq and China over its opening two games, though a strong roster looks a few adjustments away from being able to pull off an upset or two.
Below, let’s take a look at the viewing information for the contest before Gilas Pilipinas gets ready to take another step toward a podium spot.
Time and Live-Stream Information
Date: Sunday, August 13
Time: 9 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local time)
Location: Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon
Live Stream: LiveBasketball.TV
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It wasn’t supposed to be so simple for Gilas Pilipinas, even if China entered down Yi Jianlian and Zhou Qi. Romeo posted 26 points in his team’s first game on a 5-of-7 mark from deep before posting another 17 in a dismissal of Iraq.
In the first game, China’s size didn’t end up mattering as much as it should’ve, with the Chinese frontcourt winning the battle on the glass 39-30 and ultimately losing 96-87 because Romeo’s backcourt was too deep while shooting almost 50 percent from the floor on shots inside the arc.
It was a similar story on Friday, with five other Gilas Pilipinas players after Romeo scoring at least eight points, led by Christian Karl Standhardinger’s 16. Neither team shot exceptionally well during the contest, but a 28-9 third quarter helped Romeo’s side advance undefeated.