Many thought Iran would struggle against Gilas Pilipinas on Monday night with Samad Nikkhah Bahrami and Hamed Haddadi out.
Almost but not quite for the Philippines.
Gilas has a good chance of beating Iran this time around.
Gilas Pilipinas took home the victory in the first part of their two-day scrimmage against the younger squad of Iran, 71-64, last night at Gatorade Hoops Center at Mandaluyong City.
Without their three key players, the Iran National Basketball Team arrived in the Philippines last night to conduct the scheduled two-day scrimmage against Gilas Pilipinas.
The Serbian coach was expecting the Filipino to win their Final Four matchup with the Lebanese and also their Final Four game either against the Qataris or the Japanese. “They have an open way to the finals,” said Toroman, believing Gilas…
Gilas Pilipinas scoreline vs. Iran is frame-worthy
And even without a single point, Baldwin said Marc Pingris was as valuable as the rest of his teammates with his great defensive effort on Iranian forwards Oshin Sahakian and Saberi Hassanzadeh.“They made the big difference defensively,”…