Gilas vents ire on Russia to end 3x3 WC stint on high note

RR Pogoy flashes the "number one" sign as Gilas walks away with the win. Nikki Collantes
By Ivan Saldajeno

BOCAUE--Gilas Pilipinas ended its campaign in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup on a high note after blasting Russia, 19-12, at the Philippine Arena on Monday night.

A little more than an hour after losing a chance to make the quarterfinals following a loss to Canada, Gilas vented ire on Russia, quickly opening a 14-3 lead and never looking back.

Gilas, which already reached 19 points with about two minutes left, actually decided for the 21-point kill, but the team failed to convert the two-balls down the stretch.

Gilas exited the competition in third place in Pool C at 2-2, while Russia settled for fourth place with a 1-3 record.

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