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Monday, September 1, 2014

FIBA World Cup: Argentina Defeats Philippines, 85-81 ( Highlights Video)

Argentina national basketball team beat Philippines 84-81 in its World Cup campaign in Seville, Spain. The match for Group B started at 11.30pm (philippine time) at the Palacio Municipal De Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.

Both teams are coming off defeats and they need to win today to make it to the Round-of-16. Argentina is now 2-1 in Group B.

Meanwhile, the Philippines is 0-3, suffer their third straight loss.

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Foreign commentators calling the game were in awe of how Gilas Pilipinas performed as Argentina, ranked third in the world, was pushed to the limit by the 34th-ranked Filipinos.

Some of the international journalists also can’t help but give their support to the underdog Gilas Pilipinas, who have proven critics wrong in the tournament after holding their own against the world’s best. One of them is Mike Prada, NBA editor for international basketball website SBNation.

NBA columnist Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report also became aware of Gilas Pilipinas’ never-say-die spirit.

Mark Jones of ESPN also discovered Gilas Pilipinas’ big fighting heart during the game.

Gilas Pilipinas also grabbed the attention and admiration of some international fans who watched the game.

Gilas Pilipinas, now winless after three games, will need to prevail over Puerto Rico and Senegal on Wednesday and Thursday to have a shot of advancing to the next stage of the World Cup.