The Philippine national males’s basketball group seeks a sweep of the group phases in its tussle towards winless Qatar in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Sunday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.
Gilas Pilipinas, which gained its first two video games towards China and Iraq, is already assured of the highest seed in Group B and an outright ticket to the quarterfinals regardless.
Another incentive for the Filipinos is the lengthy relaxation that awaits them. After their sport towards Qatar, they’ll have a two-day break earlier than plunging again to motion on Wednesday for the quarterfinals.
Despite the non-bearing sport towards Qatar, the Filipinos are nonetheless anticipated to go all out towards their foes.
Qatar is on its method to elimination after shedding to Iraq, 75-66, and China, 92-67.
Qatar was supposed to area in former PBA import Sammy Monroe as its naturalized participant for the competitors, however an harm prevented him from taking part in.
Qatar gamers who needs to be on Gilas Pilipinas’ radar are 6’1″ guard Abdulrahman Saad who leads his group in scoring with 21 factors per sport; and 6’6″ ahead Ali Saeed Erfan who’s averaging 15 factors and 9.5 boards in the event.