Gilas Pilipinas plays Japan on Friday, November 24, in Tokyo to begin its campaign in the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.
The game will start at 6:00 PM and it will be shown live on ESPN5 with live stream on Sports5.ph. The stream is embedded below courtesy of Sports5 YouTube channel.
The 12-man Gilas lineup against Japan was announced Thursday.
Naturalized center Andray Blatche, veteran guard Jayson Castro, and four-time reigning PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo will lead the Philippines.
Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood, Allein Maliksi, Matthew Wright, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas complete the 12-man Gilas Pilipinas lineup.
Japan will have naturalized player Iran Brown in their lineup, together with former NBA G-League player Yuki Togashi, veterans Kosuke Takeuchi, Joji Takeuchi, Makoto Hiejima and Ryusei Shinoyama.