Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Smart Gilas vs Korea (Sang Moo) Consolation

Hostilities resume in the Fiba-Asia Champions Cup tournament with Smart Gilas vs Korea as the first game of the day (hopefully the sked Fiba is giving is correct). Why is SBP Team Pilipinas in the consolation round? Well, last Sunday, African-powered Qatari team Al-Arabi eliminated the nationals in the competition 76 - 71. Lack of ceiling and inexperience cost our team this game. There are calls to add another import to reinforce our team as the present big man cannot provide stability for the team at the moment/

Smart Gilas vs Korea ( Sang Moo) is at 3:00 pm today. Our team might as well end this tourney with a bang - you know win its last two games and grab 5th place. This equals PBA Team Pilipinas placing in the 2005 Fiba-Asia Champions Cup - not bad for a team made up of amateurs. Smart Gilas has defeated Korea in the elimination phase before. I hope the team keeps its focus and win.

Coach's Toroman target was to reach the quarterfinals according to the Inquirer and mission accomplished. Although I believe Toroman wanted his team to reach the finals. Yes, it is better to set our sights higher. Man, if it happened, it will be a reason to celebrate - making it to the finals of a Fiba competition is no joke.

But Smart Gilas showed a lot of promise in this tournament. Yes, coaches of the Iranian and Qatari team has complimented the nationals. This team handled by Toroman is amazing - they have this never say die attitude and intense competitive spirit. They want to win for our country and hopefully the can fulfill their goal - qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.

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