Philippines beats Kazakhstan 88-58- FIBA Asia Quarter-Finals match

Manila, Philippines - Team Philippines beats Kazakhstan, 88-58 in the FIBA Asia Championship Quarter-finals do-or-die game on Friday, August 9, 2013 held at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Philippines now advances to the semi-finals game tomorrow.

Smart Gilas Pilipinas beats Kazakhstan 88-58

At the middle of the fourth quarter, millions of viewers expect winning the game as the team showed a powerful performance and a wide lead up by at least 31 points on last 2 minutes.

'El Granada' Gary David explodes for 22 points on four-of-six shooting from long range. Meanwhile, Japeth Aguilar had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Gary David is Smart Gilas top-scorer on Quarter-finals game, 22 points
Gary David is Smart Gilas top-scorer on Quarter-finals game, 22 points| Photo courtesy of

Smart Gilas Pilipinas widened lead over Kazakhstan on the first quarter of the game, 32-15. However, Kazakhstan is quick to regroup in surviving Gilas' early avalanche on the second quarter.

Related:  FIBA Asia 2013 Championship Schedule: Race to Semi-Finals

The second quarter of the match ends with Philippines still leading by 11 points.

Norwood opened second half of the game with 3-point shot. 21 seconds before 3Q ends, Castro steals and scores in a breakaway then Aguilar soars high for the fast-break to put up 14 lead. This fueled Gilas to restore superb performance as did in the first half.

Pingris was called for a pushing foul and a technical foul in one sequence of play.

Kazakhstan was led by Dmitriy Klimov, who drained 4 3-pointers and ended up with 14 points. It falls to the classification round and will battle the loser of the Qatar-Korea game.

Philippines vs Kazakhstan Quarter-Finals Scores:

Philippines (88) - David 22, Castro 13, Aguilar 11, Norwood 10, Chan 7, Pingris 6, De Ocampo 6, Douthit 5, Tenorio 3, Fonacier 3, Alapag 2, Fajardo 0

Kazakhstan (58) - Klimov 14, Jonson 8, Ponomarev 8, Yevstigneyev 6, Murzagaliyev 5, Lapchenko 5, Bondarovich 4, Sultanov 3, Zhigulin 3, Yargaliyev 2, Bazkhin 0.

First Quarter: 32-15; Second Quarter: 51-40; Third Quarter: 67-49: Fourth Quarter: 88-58

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