LIVESTREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand 2016 FIBA OQT video now up

    MANILA, Philippines - The country's national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas is set to recover tonight, July 6 in a crucial match against New Zealand to keep its 2016 Rio Olympics hopes alive. Watch on this page the livestream video of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

    Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand 2016 FIBA OQT video now up
    DO-OR-DIE. Gilas Pilipinas faces New Zealand in FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Photo Credit: FIBA
    After the heartbreaking loss to France on Tuesday night, Gilas Pilipinas needs to win against New Zealand to advance to the semifinals round on July 9.

    READ: Gilas Pilipinas bows down to France in FIBA OQT Manila

    New Zealand has better ranking than the Philippines in FIBA, 21st and 28th spots respectively. But, the Kiwis will be playing the entire tournament minus Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams. Gilas coach Tab Baldwin, a Kiwi-American who coached New Zealand from 2001 to 2006 already had a strong familiarity with the Tall Blacks.

    Gilas Pilipinas big man JuneMar Fajardo said the whole team will give their best today: “Oo, kailangan naming manalo."

    TV5, which has previously broadcast the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, will have exclusive coverage of one of the three tournaments that will decide the remaining three places for the Olympic Basketball Tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    Watch the livestream feed of Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand on Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (video courtesy of tv5.com.ph).

    In case you're looking for New Zealand vs. France livestream....

    READ: PREVIEW: Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand FIBA OQT

    Here's the post game press conference following Philippines vs. New Zealand match.

    READ: Gilas Pilipinas ready to shock the world in FIBA Olympic Qualifiers

    In case of tie in win-loss records, there will be no sudden death game, instead, quotient system will be applied to determine who will march onto the next round. Only the champion team will play in the Olympics together with the two other winners from the qualifying tournaments in Italy and Serbia.

    The entire FIBA tournament will run until Sunday, July 10.

    On behalf of The Summit Express, we wish our national cagers the best of luck. Laban Pilipinas, PUSO!
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