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Gilas plays 9 straight games in Jones Cup

MANILA, Philippines -  Gilas Pilipinas opens its Jones Cup campaign versus Canada’s 3D Global Sports on July 15 and will play nine straight games in the Taipei invitational tourney as part of its tuneup for the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in August.

After their opening game against the Canadians, the Filipinos take on Taipei A, Taipei B, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Lithuania, India and Iran.

“Nine games in nine days versus Lithuania, Canada, Iran, Korea, Japan, India, Iraq, ROC A and B. This year’s Jones Cup field is tough,” said Gilas coach Chot Reyes.

Apparently the Jones Cup organizers regard Gilas highly that they pitted the Filipinos versus the Iranians on the final day of competition.

Iran ruled the Jones Cup five times in the last eight years while Gilas reigned supreme in 2012 and finished second to the Iranians in 2015.

Mighty Sports, a Phl club team which fielded a number of reinforcements including former PBA imports Al Thornton, Hamady N’Diaye, Vernon Macklin, Zach Graham and Mike Singletary, topped the 2016 Jones Cup.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/07/01/1715316/gilas-plays-9-straight-games-jones-cup

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