Gilas Pilipinas def. Saudi Arabia, 77-62 (King Abdullah Cup 2021)

Photo credit: FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas (1-1) finally broke through in the win column at the 2021 King Abdullah Cup by beating Saudi Arabia (0-2), 77-62 in their second game of the tournament on Tuesday at Prince Hamzah Hall in Amman Jordan

Justine Baltazar led Gilas with a perfect game and scored 16 points on 5-for-5 shooting (1/1 2pt, 4/4 3pts, 2-2 ft) along with 4 assists and 3 rebounds in 16 minutes of play. Naturalized big man Angelo Kouame finished with 10 points (5/7 fg), 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist while Isaac Go added 10 points (4/11 fg, 2/8 3pts) 3 rebounds, and 1 steal.

The Philippines shot 41 percent from the field (27/65 FG) and 12-of-28 shooting from downtown and went 11-of-14 from the free throw line.

Gilas will face Jordan-B tomorrow (July 28) at 9:00pm. [Watch here]

The Scores:

PHILIPPINES 77 - Baltazar 16, Kouame 10, Go 10, Ildefonso 8, Ramos 7, Ravena 6, Heading 6, Tamayo 5, Navarro 3, Abarrientos 3, Chiu 2, Belangel 1, Suerte 0, Mike Nieto 0, Matt Nieto DNP.

SAUDI ARABIA 62 - Alsuwailem 18, Gabar 12, Jalas 10, Kadi 8, Shubayli 5, Almarwani 2, Almarwani 2, Albargawi 2, Alhosawe 2, Belal 1, Brnawi 0, Alsager 0, Althalabi 0.

Quarters: 19-14, 43-30, 65-49, 77-62. [FULL GAME STATS] | [REPLAY VIDEO]

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