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Kapit Bayan!!! Smart Gilas vs. Iran in FIBA ASIA Champions Cup Do-or-Die semifinals today!

Game time is 6pm at Philsports Arena and will be aired live on Channel 13.

Don't fail to watch the best in action! Every game is do-or-die, meaning each team should win and remain in contention or kiss the medal hopes good bye!

SATURDAY’S SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE
6pm: Mahram (IRI) Vs. Smart Gilas (PHI)
8pm: Al Riyadi (LIB) Vs. Al Rayyan (QAT)




Smart Gilas Lineup:

ANDY MARK BARROCA
PAULIASI TAULAVA
JOSEPH EVANS CASIO
DONALDO HONTIVEROS
CHRISTOPHER JOHN TIU
JAPETH PAUL AGUILAR
MARNEL BARACAEL
MARCUS DOUTHIT
JASON BALLESTEROS
MARCIO TSONGO LASSITER
CHRISTOPHER RYAN LUTZ
DYLAN SIMON ABABOU

Host Smart Gilas Pilipinas will go up against Mahram Iran as underdogs since they have yet to beat the Iranians since the Gilas program. Two-time champion Mahram is made up mostly of national team players who captured the 2007 and 2009 Fiba Asia Championships.

“That team (Mahram) is better than the national team of Iran. We’ll try to surprise them with our pressure defense,” said Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman, who happened also to be the coach of Iran and guide them to the Fiba Asia crown and a stint in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.



Goodluck in your SEMI-FINAL match against powerhouse team of IRAN!!