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Gilas Men only 9 strong in practice

Gilas Pilipinas Men huddle up after a short practice on Thursday night. Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG–A smaller attendance graced the Gilas Pilipinas Men practice at the Meralco Gym on Thursday night.

Like on Monday night, the Nationals were relegated to practicing the plays mapped out by Coach Yeng Guiao without five-on-five scrimmages as only seven players suited up in practice.

Raymond Almazan and Robert Bolick made their presence again in practice together with Andray Blatche, Poy Erram, CJ Perez, Kiefer Ravena, and Matt Wright.

RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario were also in attendance, making the total attendees nine, but they only observed the training.

Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood, who have been present in practice since the pool was announced, had to take the Thursday off due to the knockout quarterfinal game between their team, Rain Or Shine, and Blackwater.

Marcio Lassiter, who injured his left knee in San Miguel's own quarterfinal battle NorthPort on Wednesday night , was also not in attendance.

Also absent were Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee, RR Pogoy, Stanley Pringle, and Chris Standhardinger.

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