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Navarro, Nieto, Tungcab make Gilas return in rematch vs. SoKor

SJ Belangel, Gilas' hero against South Korea, is back for the rematch. FIBA/Paul Ryan Tan (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Will Navarro, Mike Nieto, and Jaydee Tungcab have been reinserted to the Gilas Pilipinas lineup in its highly anticipated rematch against South Korea on Sunday.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced on Saturday night that the three PBA draftees will take the place of Carl Tamayo, Lebron Lopez, and Javi Gomez De Liano for the 3 p.m. clash between Gilas and South Korea.

Tamayo injured his ankle late into Gilas' blowout win against Indonesia on Friday night.

Retained from the Gilas roster that walloped Indonesia are RJ Abarrientos, Balti Baltazar, Geo Chiu, Isaac Go, Jordan Heading, Ange Kouame, Dwight Ramos, Kai Sotto, and SJ Belangel.

Belangel was the hero for Gilas on Wednesday night after draining the game winning three-pointer in its first meeting against South Korea.

Gilas, currently 5-0 in Group A, is gunning for a sweep of the group through another win against South Korea.

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