Gilas Pilipinas’ spirited comeback led by Justin Brownlee fell brief because it bowed to Jordan, 91-90, to wrap up its Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers marketing campaign on Monday at Philippine Area.
The Filipinos rallied from 25 factors down with Brownlee, who’s enjoying simply his second sport for the nationwide crew, main the best way with 41 huge factors, however they couldn’t make all of the potential successful pictures within the ultimate minute and a half.
After Brownlee put Gilas Pilipinas inside one, 91-90, with 1:30 left, the Nationals missed a number of makes an attempt to get the lead for the primary time for the reason that basket for 2-0.
PBA MVP Scottie Thompson muffed two essential free throws with .30 ticks remaining earlier than Ray Parks missed a game-winning try because the time expired.
“It was a nightmare begin for us. Credit score to Jordan, they got here out very sharp. They ready for us rather well, and also you noticed that with the rating within the first half,” mentioned nationwide crew coach Chot Reyes.
“Nonetheless, credit score to our guys for not giving up. 20, 25 factors down, and we nonetheless clawed again. We gave ourselves an opportunity to win the ball sport.”
The Filipinos, already certified for the Fiba World Cup as hosts, cut up their n0-bearing homestand after dominating Lebanon, 107-96, on Friday on the similar venue.
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Brownlee, who had an outstanding debut weekend for Gilas Pilipinas as a naturalized participant, unleashed 5 triples as he poured 17 factors within the third-quarter rally that put the Filipinos inside hanging distance of Jordan, 70-64. He additionally had 12 rebounds and three assists within the loss.
Jamie Malonzo, who additionally put up solid numbers within the win over Lebanon, added 11 factors for Gilas Pilipinas. Jordan Heading and Thompson had 9 apiece.
“Anytime you come down 20 to 25 factors like that and get that near successful? Tremendous disappointing. However you already know, it in all probability occurred for the higher of our crew, as a result of we’re gonna come again stronger for positive,” mentioned Malonzo of the failed comeback.
Jordan, which is already by to the worldwide occasion right here in August, got here out of the gates firing and readily constructed a 41-16 lead on Zaid Abbas’ three-pointer barely two minutes into the second quarter.
Dar Tucker paced the guests with 22 factors together with 12 rebounds whereas Freddy Ibrahim posted 19 factors and eight assists.
Jordan 91 – Tucker 22, Ibrahim 19, Z. Abbass 10, Bzai 9, Hawwas 8, Alhamarsheh 8, Alhendi 6, Hussein 5, H. Abbass 2, Alnajdawi 2.
Philippines 90 – Brownlee 41, Malonzo 11, Thompson 9, Heading 9, Parks 8, Ramos 7, Perez 4, Fajardo 1, Amos 0, Ok. Ravena 0.
Quarterscore: 33-14, 60-41, 70-64, 91-90.
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