Gilas Pilipinas is now out of contention for FIBA World Cup
It takes more than #puso to win, sadly
We may have all the internal organs, #puso being the major one, but it wasn’t enough to take us to victory. TJ Manotoc reporting for ANC said that Coach Chot Reyes felt like he lacked the experience to lead the team, which may have made wins elusive.
Gilas Pilipinas lost to Puerto Rico on Wednesday night, the fourth painful loss with a final score of 77-73. As a consolation, Spanish newspapers are reporting that they feel like our national team "deserves" a win for playing with such heart. Other publications have echoed this remark. Rafe Bartholomew for Grantland says, "[E]ven if Gilas goes 0-5, which will be a disappointment, the Philippines will remember this tournament with enormous pride."