Gilas Pilipinas started their campaign for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup with a victory.
The Philippine National Men’s Basketball Team won against the team from China with a score of 96-87.
Gilas was able to widen the score gap to 17 points, but China fought back in the final six minutes of the game and was able to take the lead with the score of 82-83.
However, Terence Romeo scored continuous baskets, including two three points, in order to give Gilas their first win.
Romeo was able to finish with 26 points and four assists.
Gilas will be facing Kazakhstan next in the continuing tournament in Beirut, Lebanon.