Terrence Romeo and Christian Standhardinger conspired in an enormous third quarter run to assist the Philippine national males’s basketball workforce thrust back Iraq, 84-68, for its second straight win in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Friday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.
The two mixed for 23 of Gilas Pilipinas’ 28 factors in a blistering third body that noticed the Filipinos rating 21 unanswered factors and pummel the Iraqis, 28-9, who gave them a troublesome combat in the primary half.
The PBA star guard tallied 17 factors and 4 assists to guide the Filipinos as soon as once more in scoring after delivering heroics in opposition to China final Wednesday.
The Filipino-German completed with 16 factors and 7 boards as he sparked the second half run Gilas Pilipinas wanted to carry off Iraq. Standhardinger and Romeo scored 12 and 11 markers, respectively, in the third quarter.
Gilas Pilipinas is now on the point of sweeping Group B, needing simply one other win in opposition to Qatar on Sunday to formally safe the highest seed in the bracket and the outright spot in the quarterfinals.
With naturalized participant Kevin Galloway carrying them, the Iraqis stood their floor in opposition to the Filipinos in the primary two quarters.
He scored 11 factors simply in the opening quarter whereas his teammates supplied the physicality and toughness that shut down Gilas Pilipinas early.
The Filipinos simply took a slim 32-31 halftime lead however awakened in the third quarter. Standhardinger muscled his means inside to attain 10 straight factors and provides Gilas Pilipinas a 42-35 lead.
Romeo then adopted swimsuit by making seven consecutive factors. His three-pointer pushed their result in 14 factors, 49-35.
Gilas Pilipinas additionally held Galloway scoreless in the quarter.
Thanks to their all-around effort, the Filipinos bagged a 60-40 lead getting into the ultimate body which was an excessive amount of to beat for Iraq.