PH cagers in must-win game vs Iran

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jamshidi is confident that “it’s going to be better for us in Manila.”“Australia was a really tough team to play. In Manila, we have a better chance to beat them (Filipinos) and be in the World Cup (proper),” Jamshidi said in a Fiba.com report.With a 5-4 record, it will be the last homestand for the Filipinos, who will fly to Qatar and Kazakhstan in February for the sixth window to round out their schedule.The Philippines is tied with Japan for third spot in Group F.After groupmate Australia (8-1) and Group E’s New Zealand (9-1) and South Korea (8-2) booked the first three slots after wins on Friday, the game against Iran will be critical for the Philippines in its bid for a second straight worlds stint since Spain in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stanley Pringle, who scored 29 points against the Kazakhs, and 7-foot Greg Slaughter will sit out the match as Guiao goes for a quicker frontline lead by Standhardinger.There are only four spots left in the tournament proper and the Iranians can creep closer to one with a repeat over the Filipinos, whom they beat, 81-73, in Tehran last September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIran will still be without NBA veteran Hamed Haddadi and will be coming off its worst loss in the qualifiers, a 76-47 shellacking at the hands of Australia in Melbourne also on Friday.But the Iranians won’t be easy pickings, with Mohammad Jamshidi, who played briefly as an import for Meralco in the PBA two years ago, carrying the scoring load. LATEST STORIES MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its back against the wall, the Philippine team tackles a formidable Iran crew on Monday to keep a comfortable spot in the hectic qualifying series for the Fiba World Cup Championship slated next year in China.Coach Yeng Guiao has tinkered with the lineup that took a shock 88-92 loss to Kazakhstan on Friday, tapping Christian Standhardinger as the country’s naturalized player and putting Troy Rosario and Jayson Castro back in the 12-man crew for their 7:30 p.m. game at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Azkals stand on thin ice after 1-2 loss to Vietnameselast_img

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