LIVESTREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs Angola FIBA World Cup 2023

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas is looking to bounce back and clinch its first FIBA World Cup win in nearly a decade as the squad faces Angola tonight, Sunday, August 27, 2023 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Guard Dwight Ramos and Cebuano giant June Mar Fajardo did it all for Gilas Pilipinas in their match against Dominican Republic. Photo courtesy: FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes said they have some adjustments to do after their heartbreaking loss to Dominican Republic on Friday.

READ: Gilas Pilipinas falters vs. Dominican Republic at FIBA World Cup opener

Reyes emphasized that the team's 19 turnovers and 17 offensive rebounds against the Dominicans were big.

The Philippines is in dire need of a victory to keep its bid of advancing to the next round alive.

Angola (World No. 41) is the only team in Group A lower in rank than the Philippines (World No. 40).

UPDATEGilas Pilipinas suffers another loss vs Angola

In their previous game against Italy, Angolans, led by Atlanta Hawks’ Bruno Fernando, was able to give a good fight in the first three quarters until the Italians displayed their might in the final period for an 81-67 finish.

Reyes said Gilas will prepare on how Angolans execute their defense.

Gilas Pilipinas vs Angola match is set at 8 pm.

The livestream feed of the game is available in various platforms such as Pilipinas Live, Smart LiveStream App and Courtside 1891. View full details here.

First Round - Group A, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023
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Here's full schedule of Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA World Cup 2023 First Round:

Pooled in Group A, the Philippines looks to redeem itself against Dominican Republic, Italy, and Angola – teams it lost to in past tournaments.

August 25, 2023 (Friday)
8 pm: Philippines vs Dominican Republic

August 27, 2023 (Sunday)
8 pm: Philippines vs Angola

August 29, 2023 (Tuesday)
8 pm: Philippines vs Italy

GROUP A Team Standing

1Dominican Republic220100%

The Philippines needs to win at least 2 games to qualify to the next round which is no walk in the park as the home team will face much taller, athletic, and experienced squads.

READ: Resurgent Gilas Pilipinas roars into FIBA World Cup 2023 on home turf

Local basketball experts also foresee a chance of Philippines advancing to the next round with complete and well-balanced roster; a team who has a decent number of shooters from the outside and a team who can also defend the rim with the help of 7’3” Kai Sotto and 3 more lengthy players who are at least 6’9” in June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, and AJ Edu.

— The Summit Express

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