Philippines vs Japan - updates

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Castro believes Ravena will take over as Gilas' starting point guard

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Jayson Castro also says the possible backcourt tandem of Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena will be a potent combination for Gilas Pilipinas

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena continues to prove his worth for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Bashers are 'going to find something else,' says Blatche

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:33 PM

After drawing flak for his subpar outing in Gilas' loss to Australia, Blatche redeems himself with a double-double in the win over Japan

REDEMPTION. Andray Blatche lets out a huge scream as Gilas turns back Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Big reveal: Calvin 'The Beast' Abueva cried upon returning to Gilas

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:22 PM

'When I told Calvin that he was going to Japan (Australia), he broke down in tears,' says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes

FIBA PHI vs JPN Feb 25. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas beats Japan at MOA Arena

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Pilipinas shows composure in the endgame to keep Japan winless in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ANCHOR. Andray Blatche goes with a double-double to power Gilas' win over Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jayson Castro embraces role as Gilas' top dog in crunchtime

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Castro finishes with just 8 points and 3 assists but drains the biggest bucket as Gilas Pilipinas escapes Japan anew

TOP DOG. Jayson Castro proves he is still clutch. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Gilas pulls away late to down Japan in Jones Cup

Jul 18, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas blows a close game wide open midway through the fourth for a double digit win against Japan

LATE RALLY. Gilas Pilipinas and Japan were tied at 66 entering the fourth but a 34-point explosion from the Philippine side blew the game open. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2017

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Gilas Pilipinas tries to extend their winning streak against Japan on Tuesday July 18 at 1 pm

Slow start dooms Batang Gilas in FIBA U16 quarterfinals loss to Japan

Nov 05, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Batang Gilas rallied in the fourth period but faced a lead too large to overcome

Gilas 'fortunate' to beat Japan, but that's better than being unlucky

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:31 AM

We were fortunate admits Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin The Philippines will hope to stretch their good fortune one more night against China

UNDERDOGS. Gilas Pilipinas has played the underdog role the whole way, which is a role they appear comfortable in. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: De Ocampo feeds Blatche for fastbreak dunk

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:04 AM

Andray Blatche shows he can run the court pretty well at any size

BACK IN BLATCHE. Andray Blatche flushes down a dunk that shows off his speed and agility. Photo from FIBA

Why the Gilas vs Japan semis game time was moved to 10PM

Oct 02, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The winner of the Philippines vs Japan game will now have less time to recuperate for the gold medal match on Saturday

DELAY OF GAME. The semifinals match between Gilas and Japan has been moved back 30 minutes from its original start time. Photo from FIBA

LIVE BLOG: Gilas vs Japan – 2015 FIBA Asia semifinals

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:18 AM

Catch all the action from the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinals between Gilas Pilipinas and Japan through Rappler s live blog

IN PHOTOS: Gilas squeaks past Japan in FIBA Asia second round

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:35 PM

See photos from Gilas Pilipinas win over Japan here

Andray Blatche leads Gilas Pilipinas despite a hurting right ankle he injured early in the second quarter. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Gilas wards off Japan despite Blatche injury

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Blatche finished with a double double of 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Philippine national men s basketball team hiked its second round record to 2 1

PUSO. Andray Blatche shows the real meaning of Gilas Pilipinas' battlecry of "puso" or heart as he plays through an ankle injury to help the Philippines defeat Japan. Photo from FIBA

Blatche overcomes injury as Gilas escapes Japan

Sep 27, 2015 - 6:28 PM

The Philippines staves off Japan late in the fourth quarter with key baskets from Ranidel De Ocampo and Andray Blatche

Gilas Pilipinas survives Japan in the second round. Gilas Pilipinas falls to Japan in the second round of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs Japan – 2015 FIBA Asia second round

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Go through all the action again with these highlights

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs Japan - Jones Cup

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Live updates of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan game in the 37th William Jones Cup

Kobe Paras leads Batang Gilas over Japan for 5th place finish

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Kobe Paras stuffs the stat sheet finishing the game with 27 points 10 rebounds 4 assists and 3 blocks

REFUSE TO LOSE. Gilas Pilipinas' Kobe Paras (R) challenges the shot of Japan's Taichi Aoki (L). Photo by Milad Payami/FIBA Asia