Gilas falls to Lebanon in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup; grabs second defeat

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Gilas Pilipinas failed to win against the host team in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Philippine National Men’s Basketball team was defeated by the team of Lebanon with a score of 106-87.

The Lebanese team was able to grab the lead during the first quarter of the game, but Gilas strengthened their attacks and was able to close the score at 47-42 by the end of the first half.

Fadi El-Khatib led Lebanon by scoring 36 points, while the Philippine team was once again led by Terrence Romeo who scored 19 points.

This is the second defeat of Gilas, after losing against the team of South Korea.

The national team will face Jordan next in the bid to place seventh in the tournament

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