FIBA Asia 2015: Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) vs. Japan Game Info
- Date: Friday, October 2
- Start Time: 9:30 p.m. (Manila Time)
- Venue: Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium, Changsha, China
- TV Info: TV5, AksyonTV and BTV
- Live Stream: Sports5.ph
Japan shocked Qatar in the quarterfinal, 81-67, to advance to the semis of this year's FIBA Asia championship for the first time since 1997.
On the other hand, Philippines advanced to the semifinals of the tournament and moved a step closer to its Olympic dream after surviving Lebanon, 82-70.
Japan are expected to lean on Joji Takeuchi, who averaged 15.7 points and 11.6 rebounds, and Makoto Hiejima, who posted 14.3 points.
For Philippines, former NBA player Andray Blatche and Jayson Castro will once again try to lead the team back to Finals of FIBA Asia.
|Credit: FIBA | More game photos of 2015 FIBA Asia Championship at FIBA.com|