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Collision Course for Philippines and China
« on: October 04, 2015, 12:09:52 PM »

Philippines on Inevitable Collision Course Against Formidable China

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October 2, 2015


As the FIBA Asia Olympic Qualifier reaches the Final Four, the Philippines seems to be in a good position to advance to the finals with an anemic, yet ‘I’ll-take-it-for-what-it-is’ win 82-70 against a fighting Lebanese squad. And looming as the likely adversary to meet the Gilas warriors is the mean, murder machine from China.


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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 12:11:34 PM »

Yes, folks, it could be the big, bad, burly bullies of Beijing versus the Mighty Mites of Manila. It will be size versus speed; it will be the ghastly Goliath against the Daring David. It will be the power of the hometown crowd against the prayers of a distant nation if the two protagonists hurdle their respective assignments today at the ongoing Changsha-Hunan FIBA Asia Championship.


Yi Jian Lian stuffs one in against India. (courtesy of Fiba.com)
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 12:12:51 PM »

But first, the Philippines will have to dispose of a dangerous Japanese side which it had outlasted 73-66 in the second round enroute to its first place standing in Group E. Japan had earlier disposed of a vastly-improved Qatari squad 81-74 to advance to the semis.


Joji Takeuchi leads a well-rounded Nippon charge. (courtesy of Fiba.com)

Host China on the other hand will be facing the defending champs Iran on the other semifinal face-off today. This could be an interesting match, with the seemingly-indestructible Chinese team, undefeated and winning by ridiculously large margins, the last being a 104-58 shellacking of a totally-outclassed Indian team.
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 12:14:00 PM »

The reigning Asian kingpins Iran will be no push-overs, mind you, as they have perennial MVP Hamed Ehadadi anchoring the team, though they now appear to be the slight underdogs with the hometown crowd factor and the injury to three-point gunner Hamed Afagh. Iran had reached the Final Four with a convincing win over the equally-dangerous Korean crew 75-62. It will be recalled that in the first round, Korea had given the Chinese team its only scare before bowing out, 76-73.


Hamed could spoil the China party. (courtesy of Fiba.com)

China looks formidable this year even without the homecourt advantage. With a young tall crew led by veteran Yi Jian Lian, and flashy guard Guo Ailun expected to cancel out the Philippines’ dynamic duo of Andray Blatche and Jason Castro, the match-up battles at the 2-3-4 slots will be crucial. Here, the Chinese side’s huge advantage lies in their size. With the 19-year old sensation Zhou Qi, the burly Wang Zhe Lin and the consistent Zhou Peng providing the muscle and the added offensive sock. But will the height and heft of the Great China wall be able to withstand the hearts of Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood and Marc Pingris?
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 12:14:33 PM »

China and the Philippines had recently locked horns in the last dance campaign for the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup. They continue to size each other up in the blue waters of the Western Philippine Seas. China had beaten the Philippines 78-71 in their most recent encounter in the Asian Games 2014, though both didn’t fare well in the tourney. The Philippines had one-upped China in the last FIBA Asia extravaganza in Manila in 2013.


Yao Ming, left, and Manny Pacquiao pose during the Philippines – China run-up for the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

There is history, there is a bit of bad blood for these two teams. If this dream match holds true, if both teams hurdle their respective assignments tonight – the Philippines against Japan, and China versus Iran – expect the entire Filipino nation to be at the edge of their seats, watching the boob-tube, praying, wining, dining, crying, laughing, and loving every minute of it as the game’s worthy underdogs.
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 12:14:59 PM »

For once, our fractured nation will be united. As the movie Heneral Luna poignantly laments, what this country truly needs is to be united, in order for us to finally gain the respect and admiration of the world. That unifier is right there, thanks in a big way to Manny Pangilinan and the players who have shown their willingness to do battle, risk life and limb, for honor, for country, and for all the Filipino fans out there.


Heneral Luna: Bayan o sarili? (courtesy of heartstringsb.blogspot.com)

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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2015, 12:18:50 PM »


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The cool fact about the FIBA Asia Finals is that it features two teams that defeated the defending champions.
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2015, 12:26:13 PM »

China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title
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03 October 2015


China's Guo Ailun, white, guards Jayson William of the Philippines, blue, in the final of the FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha in south China's Hunan province Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. China won 78-67. (Chinatopix Via AP)
 
CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

Guo led the scoring with 19 points, 19-year-old center Zhou had 16 points and 14 rebounds and former NBA player Yi had 15 rebounds, two blocks and 11 points in a performance that confirmed his Most Valuable Player award for the tournament.
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2015, 12:42:54 PM »

China's Zhou Qi, right, Calvin Abueva of the Philippines, 8, and Joachim Gunther Thoss, 23, vie for a rebound in the final of the FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha in south China's Hunan province Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. China won 78-67. (Chinatopix Via AP)

The 27-year-old Yi averaged 16.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 blocks per game and was first picked in the All-Star Five which also included his teammates Guo and Zhou, Jayson Castro of Philippines and Iran's Samad Nikkhah Bahrami.

Philippines led 15-10 after four minutes but China went on a roll, scoring 12 unanswered points and didn't surrender the lead.

Andray Blatche led the Philippines with 17 points.
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 12:43:22 PM »

Ranidel de Ocampo of the Philippines, blue, and China's Yi Jianlian, white, vie for the ball in the final of the FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha in south China's Hunan province Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. China won 78-67. (Chinatopix Via AP)

In the earlier bronze medal game, captain Bahrami scored 35 points to lead Iran to a 68-63 win over Japan.

Japan was led by guard Keijuro Matsui with 18 points.

In other qualifying games, Libya edged South Korea 88-87 for fifth place and Qatar defeated India 84-58 for seventh.

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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 12:57:00 PM »

SIDELIGHTS...

Dirty tricks put Philippines on losing end

By Joey Villar (The Philippine Star)
October 4, 2015



Members of Gilas Pilipinas pose with their silver medals during the FIBA Asia awards rites last night. CHOT REYES@TWITTER.COM

MANILA, Philippines - Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manny V. Pangilinan yesterday took exception to host China’s delaying and distracting tactics against the Filipinos just a few hours before their FIBA-Asia Championship gold medal game.

Pangilinan complained that the electric bus assigned to transport Gilas from its hotel to the Changsha Social Work Colleges Gymnasium was delayed because it couldn’t run with a discharged battery.

“Now it has begun. Our Gilas electric bus delayed. Failed to charge daw. Gilas arrival at stadium delayed. Less time for warm up,” said Pangilinan on his Twitter account @IamMVP.

Pangilinan also said China denied the Gilas coaching staff tickets.

“And some of our coaches no tickets!!! Wow,” said the man also known as MVP. “Plus no tickets for some of our assistant coaches. Gggrrr. And for us hard to get tix (tickets)!!! Ggggrrr,” he added.
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 12:58:42 PM »

Pangilinan said he was wondering why the Chinese had separate hotels from the rest of the participating teams including Gilas, saying it did not conform to the FIBA regulations.

“Chinese team staying with us at Kempinski Hotel. All other teams including Gilas in another official hotel. That’s not following the FIBA rules,” he said. “Coach Tab warned us about these cheap tricks last night (Friday) after the game vs Japan.

“Mapapaaway kami dito (We might get into a fight here),” he added.

Pangilinan though kept reminding Gilas not to waver.

“Let the world know 12 angry men will answer the challenge of greatness. Yes we can. Yes we must. Yes we will. God bless Gilas Pilipinas!” said Pangilinan. “Let the team know an entire nation is behind them. Totally behind them. And praying fervently for Gilas to succeed tonight (last night).”

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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2015, 01:14:40 PM »

MEANWHILE, THERE ARE SAMPLES FROM CHINESE FANS...

Jiakun Bian · Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
losers have thousands of excuses. Did you even think about all yours unsportsmanlike fouls? seems you know Kungfu very well

Hanning Deng · Cornell University
I agree with you!!!Today what team we beat? phillippine? No, we beated a American team whose player who call themself phillippine. The whistle is quite even...I am surprised Phillipine only get so few technical foul when their players don't respect other team and the referees at all.

Jiakun Bian · Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
We are the Champion even we are one of the youngest team in this tournament!!
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2015, 01:15:18 PM »

...AND FILIPINO FANS AS WELL!

Nheil Dela Cruz
YOUNGEST CHEATER YOU MEAN. LOL

Ivann Kirk Torino Macalinao · Medical-Surgical Ward Nurse at Lipa Medix Medical Center
The REFEREES are the real Champions! They deserve MADE in CHINA Gold Medals...

Mark Jara · University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA - Biñan Campus
Jiakun Bian, most of your championship title, china is always the host country,. when you're not the host country, how many times china became the champion when you're not the host? it is no secret anymore, china is a cheater and fake.. hahaha.. so again, i ask you.. can you call that a fair officiating?. hahaha.. great cooks.. LOL

from the official FIBA WEBSITE, http://www.fiba.com/news/china-beat-philippines-to-capture-asia-continental-title-and-qualify-for-rio-olympics
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2015, 01:17:59 PM »
Hanning Deng · Cornell University
I agree with you!!!Today what team we beat? phillippine? No, we beated a American team whose player who call themself phillippine. The whistle is quite even...I am surprised Phillipine only get so few technical foul when their players don't respect other team and the referees at all.

just an aside, an OT...

great english for a cornell U student.  he should learn latin too. :)
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Re: Collision Course for Philippines and China
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2015, 01:20:46 PM »
For once, our fractured nation will be united. As the movie Heneral Luna poignantly laments, what this country truly needs is to be united, in order for us to finally gain the respect and admiration of the world. That unifier is right there, thanks in a big way to Manny Pangilinan and the players who have shown their willingness to do battle, risk life and limb, for honor, for country, and for all the Filipino fans out there.

...what this country truly needs is to be united

in the end, this is all that should matter.
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