Gilas Pilipinas had no trouble chalking up their first win in the FIBA Asia Cup 2022 as they blasted India, 101-59, on Friday, July 15, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Filipino cagers led from start to finish in tallying the 42-point romp, allowing them to bounce from a 95-80 loss to Lebanon the last time out.
William Navarro paced Gilas with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting
Thirdy Ravena added 17 points, 12 came in the first two quarters of play as Gilas erected a 51-33 lead at the bend.
Bobby Ray Parks contributed 12 points, four assists and three steals for Gilas, who improved to 1-1 (win-loss)—good for third place Group D behind co-leaders New Zealand and Lebanon.
The Nationals’ easy win came with a price as center Poy Erram went down in the third quarter due to foot injury.
Erram left in the 5:13 mark of the third period after colliding with an opponent.
Erram left shortly after Parks buried a trifecta that gave Gilas a 65-35 lead.
Gilas outscored India in the third canto, 31-10, that paved the way for the 42-point rout.
The Filipinos will next play New Zealand on Sunday, July 17.
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