Jordan def. Gilas Pilipinas, 91-90 (VIDEO) February 27 | FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers (6th Window)

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Gilas Pilipinas Men (world #40, Asia #8) put up a gallant fight but fell short against Jordan (world #34, Asia #5), 90-91 in the 6th and last window of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers on Monday, February 27 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. [FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS]

Jordan leaned on its hot shooting in the first half with 8-of-12 2pts and twelve 3-pointers. Naturalized player Dar Tucker led the Falcons with double-double of 22 points (7/19fg, 2/10 3pts, 6/7ft) along with twelve rebounds and two assists. Freddy Ibrahim scored 19 points with one rebound, eight assists and two steals while Veteran forward Zaid Abbas had a solid game of 10 points, three rebounds and one assist.

Jordan shot 29/73 (39%) from the field, including 15-of-44 shooting from beyond the arc (PHL - 31/75FG, 11/32 3pts), and the Falcons went 18-of-20 from the free throw line (PHL - 17/22 ft). Jordan had 13 turnovers while Gilas had 12. PHL outrebounded JOR 44-43, and Gilas had more assists, 24-15.

Naturalized Filipino Justin Brownlee paced the Gilas in the losing effort with a huge double-double of 41 points on 16-of-26 shooting from the field including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and 4-of-5 from the line along with twelve rebounds, three assists and a block in 35 minutes of play.

The Scores:

JORDAN 91 – Tucker 22, Ibrahim 19, Z Abbas 10, Bzai 9, Alhamarsheh 8, Hawwas 8, Alhendi 6, Hussein 5, H Abbaas 2, Alnajdawi2, Al Dwairi DNP, Qarmash DNP.

PHILIPPINES 90 - Brownlee 41, Malonzo 11, Thompson 9, Heading 9, Parks 8, Ramos 7, Perez 4, Fajardo 1, K Ravena 0, Amos 0, T Ravena DNP, Quiambao DNP.

Quarters: 33-14, 60-41, 70-64, 91-90 [STATS] | [FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS] | [Buy Gilas Jersey]

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