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    Schedule, livestream: Gilas Pilipinas at the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup

    MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas' campaign at the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup starts on Wednesday, July 13 in a bid to reclaim title after 37 years. Check out here for full schedule and how you can watch all games on TV and livestream.

    Gilas Pilipinas at the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup
    Gilas Pilipinas is back in the continental competition hoping for the first title in 37 years.

    Gilas enters the FIBA Asia Cup following a dominant performance in the Asia Cup qualifiers last June 2021, in which they swept their group 3-0, beating teams such as Korea and India.

    The event was originally scheduled for August 2021, but a COVID outbreak in host country Indonesia forced its postponement.

    Gilas Pilipinas will face Lebanon, India and New Zealand in Group D of the continental competition.

    The top team of the group advances to the quarterfinals, while the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds will play in a one-game knockout qualification for the quarterfinals.

    There are 16 teams in Asia and Oceania competing in the FIBA Asia Cup. This also includes Indonesia, Australia, Jordan and Saudi Arabia (Group A); Chinese Taipei, Bahrain, China and South Korea (Group B); and Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Syria (Group C).

    China has won the tournament a record 16 times, while the Philippines has won it five times. The last championship for the Philippines was in 1985.

    Despite the absence of Dwight Ramos due to medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints, B.League imports Ray Parks and Thirdy Ravena, and TNT big man Poy Erram are expected to boost Gilas lineup.

    Gilas schedule at FIBA Asia Cup 2022

    Support the men’s national basketball team as they play for flag and country in the group stage to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Gilas vs. Lebanon: Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 p.m.

    Gilas vs. India: Friday, July 15 at 4:00 p.m.

    Gilas vs. New Zealand: Sunday, July 17 at 9:00 p.m.

    How to watch FIBA games on TV?

    One Sports will broadcast the FIBA Asia Cup 2022, including all Gilas games live on free TV from July 12 to 24. You may also watch the games via cable or Cignal channel One Sports+.

    Stream FIBA Asia Cup live via the Smart GigaPlay App

    Smart will broadcast all Gilas Pilipinas games in real-time, enabling basketball fans with even more opportunities to rally behind the Nationals should the team advance to the next rounds.

    “In a basketball-crazed country such as the Philippines, Smart, through the GigaPlay app, continues to enable the whole nation in supporting the national team and witnessing their FIBA Asia journey and their bid for gold. All the Gilas hardcourt action is within reach by every Filipino fan on the GigaPlay App, powered by Smart’s fastest mobile network,” said Francis E. Flores, Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual at Smart.

    Smart’s coverage of the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup adds to GigaPlay App's lineup of top-notch sports content, which includes the streaming of the UAAP, NBA, PBA, PVL, and VNL games.

    GigaPlay is powered by Smart, which dominated the latest Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report in 11 out of a possible 16 categories covering the essential aspects of service, including speed, coverage, and experience.

    — The Summit Express

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