Gilas Pilipinas put up a gallant fight but still fell short to Jordan, 98-92, in the first of a two-game friendly series at the Meralco Gym in Pasig on Monday night.
Alaska nailed the third seat in the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals after ousting San Miguel, 96-85, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Wednesday night.
With Junemar Fajardo sitting out for most of the PBA Governors' Cup eliminations, Chris Standhardinger stood out on his behalf.
A total of 18 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stars and two members of the Gilas Cadets were named into the national team pool for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.
San Miguel sizzled offensively all game long and trounced Columbian, 143-119, to move up to 2-1 in the PBA Governors' Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.
Coach Yeng Guiao will parade a big man-laden Philippine roster to match up with Iran's size in their FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match in Tehran on Thursday night.
Greg Slaughter said on Tuesday night that he has already submitted the needed documents for eligibility as a local for Gilas Pilipinas.
Coach Yeng Guiao said late Monday he hopes that Greg Slaughter would be cleared to play for Gilas Pilipinas as a local.