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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gilas gets highest efficiency rating among Asian teams in FIBA World Cup

By Yahoo Sports

At the conclusion of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, it became clear that the Philippines has overachieved in its first participation after 36 years in this prestigious event. For the record, the country last saw action in this tournament in 1978 when the world championship was held in Manila. 

As host country, the Philippines was seeded in the Semi-final Round but lost all its seven matches. The last time the Filipinos won in the event was 40 years ago during the 1974 world championship in Puerto Rico, where they nipped Australia (101-100) and the Central African Republic (87-86) in the Classification Round.

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