Slim chance to advance as Gilas 3×3 goes 0-2 in Fiba OTQ


Gilas Pilipinas’ Joshua Munzon plays in the group stage of the Fiba 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria. Photo from Fiba

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas dropped its second straight game with a 21-11 loss to Slovenia in the group stages of the Fiba 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Wednesday at Graz’ Main Square in Austria.

The Philippines, ranked no.14 in the event, dropped to 0-2 in Group C and will now have to rely on France and Qatar to lose its next games in the group stage while sweeping its remaining matches to advance to the knockout round.

Slovenia, the no.4 team in the tournament, was on target early on taking a 15-3 lead courtesy of Gašper Ovnik’s two-pointer.

Simon Finzgar then sealed the win making the first of his two free throws with 2:17 still left on the clock.

Slovenia improved to 1-1…

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