LIVESTREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs. China FIBA Asia 2015 Finals

MANILA, Philippines - One more win away from the lone Rio Olympic ticket!


The Philippine national men’s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas and China will square off for the FIBA Asia Championship title and a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics this Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the College of Social Work Dayun in Changsha, China.

(UPDATE: Gilas Pilipinas wins silver, China bags gold in FIBA Asia 2015)

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Japan, 81-70 on Friday night to reach the Final of this event for the second consecutive time. China on the other hand advanced to the Finals by overpowering Iran, 70-57 to remain unbeaten in the tournament.

(READ: Gilas Pilipinas survives Japan, faces China in FIBA Asia 2015 Finals)

Gilas should work harder on the dangerous battle between China. They will need much sharper execution and a helluva game from their stars. If Castro, Blatche, and even sparkplugs like Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva can catch fire and keep in step with China, then anything can happen in the endgame. If there's one potential edge for the Philippines, though, it's at the point guard spot. Both Castro and Romeo have the skills to put their defenders on the backfoot, and if they can do that consistently well, then an upset may be in the cards.

There is no mistaking that former NBA players Yi Jianlian and Andray Blatche are expected to figure in a momentous collision of talent. Both are huge, mobile, and versatile.

The Philippines has the second-most titles in FIBA Asia Championship history (five), but its last title came in 1985. In 2013, the team finished second after losing to Iran in the title game.

Philippines vs. China live actions will start at 8:30pm on Saturday right after Iran vs Japan match-up for the third place. Livestream feed of this special sporting event is available on this page.

Do you think Gilas will win FIBA Finals against China? Will they get the precious gold medal and top honor to represent Asia in the Rio Olympics 2016?

If our Gilas boys get the silver medal, Philippines automatically receives an invitation to the Olympic Wildcard Qualifier next year.

Sports5, the official broadcast partner of FIBA Asia Championship games in the Philippines brings the live feed on multi-screen viewing (Youtube, ViewStream on television) for the avid Filipino fans.

LIVESTREAM: Catch the live actions at FIBA Asia 2015: Philippines vs. China courtesy of Sports5 (TV5):

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