Jordan-A def. Gilas Pilipinas, 84-72 (King Abdullah Cup 2021) July 30

Photo credit: FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas Men (2-2) lost to world #40 Jordan-A (3-1), 84-72 in the last game of the preliminary round of the 2021 King Abdullah Cup on Friday, early Saturday morning PHL time, at Prince Hamzah Hall in Amman Jordan.

Ahmad Al Dwairi topscored for Jordan with 23 points (8/13 fg) and 9 rebounds while Cameron Forte added a double-double performance of 22 points (10/15 fg) with 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Gilas even held a 41-36 lead at the half but the Jordan team outscored the Philippines 31-15 in the third quarter. Gilas committed 17 turnovers in the contest, only shot 23/61 (37%) from the field including 12-of-32 shooting from downtown and went 14-of-16 from the free throw line.

Jordan Heading led the Gilas in scoring with 15 points (5/9 FG, 4/7 3PT), 4 rebounds and 1 assist while Carl Tamayo added 14 points (4/8 FG, 2/4 3PT) with 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Rey Suerte scored 13 points (4/6 FG, 2/3 3PTS), 3 assists, 1 rebound and 1 block in 13 minutes of play.

Gilas Pilipinas will face Jordan-A anew in the knockout semifinals on July 31 at 11:55PM (PHL time). [Watch here]

The Scores:

JORDAN -A 84 - Al Dwairi 23, Forte 22, Abu Hawwas 12, Mustafa 12, Bzai 6, Darwish 3, Kanaan 3, Alhamarsheh 3, Abdeen 0, Obeid 0, Abuwazaneh 0, Hussein 0, Hazaimeh 0.

PHILIPPINES 72 - Heading 15, Tamayo 14, Suerte 13, Baltazar 10, Kouame 5, Go 5, Ravena 4, Ildefonso 3, Abarrientos 3, Navarro 0, Ramos 0, Matt Nieto 0, Chiu 0, Belangel 0, Mike Nieto 0.

Quarters: 18-16, 36-41, 67-56, 84-72. [FULL GAME STATS] | [FULL REPLAY VIDEO]


  1. Thanks for the live update. God bless.

  2. Disappointing showing. Doesnt look like the team wanted to win. Obviously the team is very talented. The team could have easily won but chose to loose. Coach tab perhaps wanted the players to learn that its all up to them. There was no puso except for swerte, heading and tamayo. Ramos and ravena showed no chemistry. Kouame can dominate whenever he liked but chose not to. Everytime you go out there, a lot of us living abroad roots for the team. No matter whose on the team. I like the team now. Shows very big potential. JORDAN A did not defeat team gilas. Team gilas defeated itself.

  3. What's happening to Thirdy's game?


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