Gilas to use game vs Saudi Arabia as preparation for tough battles against Jordan, Chinese Taipei

[ Source: InterAKTV ] - June 26, 2013

Gilas Pilipinas.The Philippine national men’s basketball team is set to face Saudi Arabia in the main game of the FIBA Asia Championship opener on August 1 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

SMART-Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes picked the obvious choice in facing the Saudis, who are considered the inferior team among the squads included in Group A. Also in the group are powerhouse Jordan and solid Chinese Taipei.

The multi-titled PBA coach, who will be on his second tour of duty as head coach of the national squad in the tournament, said he only had one expectation against in their game against a team whose country is known more for its superiority in football.

“To win,” Reyes wrote in a text message to InterAKTV.

The fiery mentor added that the game against the Saudis will be a good preparation for tougher battles in the next two days – against Jordan on Aug. 2 and Chinese Taipei on Aug. 3.

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