Philippines vs Saudi Arabia – FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2022 Asian Qualifiers

Gilas Pilipinas aims for a two-game road trip sweep in the fifth window of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers as he takes on Saudi Arabia in Jeddah

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas is aiming for his third consecutive victory as he closes the fifth window of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Asia Qualifiers.

After a decisive away win over Jordan, the Philippines are eyeing a two-game road trip sweep when they face Saudi Arabia at the King Abdullah Sport City in Jeddah on Sunday 13 November (Monday 14 November PT). Manila).

A resounding victory is expected for the Filipinos after maiming the Saudis at home in a 38-point rout featuring Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson in the fourth window last August.

Although Clarkson isn’t around as he currently plays for the Utah Jazz in the NBA, Gilas Pilipinas has enough firepower to replicate that game.

Kai Sotto has been a consistent force for the national team, averaging 14 points in addition to team highs of 9.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in three games.

Scottie Thompson will also be counted on after delivering his best game in a Philippines jersey, netting a near-triple double of 8 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists in their 74-66 win over Jordan in Amman.

Meanwhile, Dwight Ramos is looking to bounce back from his 5 points against the Jordanians, as the Filipinos look to take their record to 5-3.

With the scorecard 2-5, Saudi Arabia aim to build on their 31-point run against India in an effort to pull off a massive upset against the Philippines.

Game time is 12 p.m. on Monday.

Rappler.com

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