Smart Gilas vs Senegal Basketball: Time, Date, TV Channel, Live Streaming for FIBA World Cup Game

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Smart Gilas will play its final game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Thursday against Senegal.

The game is slated to tipoff at 8 p.m. PHT (4 p.m. GMT).

GO HERE: Gilas Philippines vs Senegal: Live Score, Video Highlights for Pilipinas FIBA World Cup Game

It will be broadcast live on TV5.

Live streaming will be available via Solar Sports, Watch ESPN, and LiveBasketball.TV.

Gilas is coming off another heartbreaking loss by several points after failing to convert in the final minutes.

That’s four straight losses for the Philippines, despite fairly strong play behind naturalized American Andray Blatch and guards Jimmy Alapag and Lewis Tenorio.

The 77-73 loss to Puerto Rico means Gilas can’t advance to the next round. 

Coach Chot Reyes apologized to fans after the loss, reported GMA.

“We’d like to apologize to Filipino fans and our supporters,” said Reyes.

The coach said that the team’s lack of exposure at this level of play–it’s the first appearance at the World Cup in 36 years–has played a negative role.

“Our inexperience, of my players of myself as a coach, played a role,” he said.

“We fought hard. Effort was there but wasn’t enough.”

Blatche had 25 points and Tenorio chipped in 18 but it wasn’t enough to combat Puerto Rico, especially guard JJ Barea who led the team with 30 points.

Barea emphasized that Gilas was a worthy opponent.

“First of all, I’d like to commend Gilas. They’re a great team,” he told the Philippine Star.

“They have small guards who can make shots like me.”

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Gilas Philippines vs Puerto Rico: Final Score, Video Highlights, Recap From Pilipinas FIBA World Cup Game

 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.