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Mala-Jimmy Alapag! Gilas fans rave over SJ Belangel’s shot


All it took was one wild shot from SJ Belangel at the buzzer for Gilas Pilipinas to finally break the eight-year curse at the hands of South Korea.

The game was tied at 78-all after Korea’s Lee Hyunjung buried a triple with 2.9 seconds left in the game, but the Ateneo floor general responded with a heavily-contested three-pointer at the buzzer to officially book a spot in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup.

Take a look at Belangel’s shot that sealed the deal for Gilas:

Because of that shot, Belangel was compared to another Gilas legend Jimmy Alapag, who also happened to drain a clutch trey against Korea as well back in 2013.

Belangel also instantly became a Gilas darling for thr fans, based on their reactions on social media.

This guy even filmed their overall reaction!