The what-could-be the best basketball team the Philippines has ever assembled will be given a test drive against the visiting Kazakhstan Steppe Wolves.
Game time will be at 7:30 PM scheduled at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
Four players from your Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will be in Gilas Pilipinas uniform tonight.
Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson and LA Tenorio will carry the banner not only of the Philippine Flag but as well as the “Never-Say-Die” spirit. That is a great compliment to the ever famous battle cry of Gilas Pilipinas “PUSO!”.
For the first time in an official non-exhibition game, Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo will be in the same team. On paper, these two players are already scary for the opposing team.
However, both players are just few months cleared from their injuries. Slaughter struggled in the semi-finals round against the Magnolia Hotshots while Fajardo looks like still far from his usual “Kraken” performance.
Yet, their presence inside the paint might be enough to scare away their opponent’s players on operating inside.
In this game, coach Yeng Guiao has decided to activate Stanley Pringle as the team’s naturalized player.
Currently, Gilas Pilipinas is at the third spot of Group F, with another win tonight, that position will be solidified and enough to win an entry of the 2019 FIBA World Cup which is going to be held in China.