Smart Gilas beats Lebanon in 2012 FIBA Asia Cup, 78-68

Smart Gilas-Pilipinas bounced back from a disappointing loss to China Friday and comes out strong in the final stretch as as they stunned powerhouse Lebanon, 78-68, in the in the FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan Saturday.

Naturalized center Marcus Douthit had another brilliant game pacing the Smart Gilas with 25 points and 21 rebounds, while Gary David and LA Tenorio chipped in 11 points each.

Smart Gilas will play Uzbekistan on Sunday, September 16.

The scores:

SMART-Gilas Pilipinas (78) – Douthit 25, David 11, Tenorio 11, Dillinger 10, Norwood 10, De Ocampo 8, Fonacier 3, Chan 0, Thoss 0.

Lebanon (68) – F. El Khatib 24, Thompson 17, Akl 10, Abdelnour 8, C. El-Khatib 4, Sarkis 3, Stephan 2, Rustom 0, Tabet 0.

Quarterscores: 19-20, 38-41, 59-53, 78-68.

2pt. FG%
PHI = 33/73 (45%)
LEB = 22/63 (25%)

3pt. FG%
PHI = 2/13 (15%)
LEB = 4/20 (20%)

Free Throw FG%
PHI = 10/15 (67%)
LEB = 20/24 (83%)

PHI = 39
LEB = 40

PHI = 9
LEB = 8

PHI = 1
LEB = 4

Block Shots
PHI = 3
LEB = 3

PHI = 13
LEB = 17

Coach Chot Reyes tweeted after the game:

Tweets from Smart Gilas players and their former teammates:

Smart Gilas Pilipinas Game Schedule Preliminary Round

Fri, Sept 14, 3:30pm – Philippines vs China (Live at 3:30pm and replay at 8pm)

Sat, Sept 15, 6pm – Philippines vs Lebanon (Delayed telecast at 8pm)

Sun, Sep 16, 1pm – Philippines vs Uzbekistan (Live at 1pm and replay at 7pm)

Mon, Sep 17, 10:30am – Philippines vs Macau (Live at 10:30am and replay at 8pm)

All Games to be shown at AKTV Channel 13

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