Gilas vs Japan FIBA Asia 2015 Livestream: Semi-Finals Analysis

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Gilas Pilipinas won an intense match against Lebanon yesterday, 82- 70, enabling the Philippine team to proceed to the semi-finals round against Japan. Will the Philippines outmaneuver Japan again later this evening to reach the FIBA Asia 2015 championship match?

Gilas Vs Japan

The Philippines and Japan have already faced each other during the second round in Group E this Sunday, September 27. Gilas thwarted Japan in a close fight, 73-66, with the help of Andray Blatche?s 18 points and 10 rebounds. Japan?s Joji Takeuchi tried to fend off Gilas with 13 points and 11 rebounds. How ?will their second bout in the semi-finals play out?

The Philippines will have to improve their free throw performance if they want to ensure their victory. The Philippines had a lackluster performance at the free throw line in their fight against Japan with the team landing only 68 percent of their free throws, FIBA statistics showed. Meanwhile, Japan banked 90 percent of their shots at the free throw line.

According to Inquirer, the Philippines has not yet won the championship since 1986. Winning the competition tonight will ensure them of at least a silver medal as well as an entry to the 2016 Olympics. The winner of tonight?s match will face against either Iran or the host country, China.


Gilas vs Japan will start later this 9:30pm (GMT +8) at the Changha Social Work College Gymnasium in Changsha, China. Livestream the match by clicking this link. You can also see a play-by-play update here.


The match is now ongoing. The second quarter has just ended with both teams at a stalemate, 39-39.


The 3rd quarter has just ended in a draw, 54-54. The fourth quarter has now just started.


Gilas Pilipinas has won over Japan, 81-70. The team will be competing against China for the gold medal tomorrow.

Gilas Pilipinas Line-up

  • #1 Andray Blatche
  • #5 Gabriel Norwood
  • #7 Jayson William
  • #8 Calvin Abueva
  • #9 John Intal
  • #11 Terrence Romeo
  • #15 Jean Marc Pingris
  • #22 Matthew Ganuelas
  • #23 Joachim Gunther Thoss
  • #25 Donaldo Hontiveros
  • #33 Ranidel de Ocampo
  • #88 Pauliasi Taulava

Japan Line-Up

  • #0 Yuta Tabuse
  • #6 Makoto Hiejima
  • #8 Atsuya Ota
  • #10 Ryoma Hashimoto
  • #15 Joji Takeuchi
  • #16 Keijuro Matsui
  • #17 Gaku Arao
  • #24 Daiki Tanaka
  • #25 Takatoshi Furakawa
  • #34 Ryumo Ono
  • #42 Kenta Hirose

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