Guiao, Gilas Pilipinas preparing for the worst against Kazakhstan

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP group urges UAAP to tap third-party observers, use tech to improve officiating Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Philippines handed Kazakhstan a sound beating the last time they met three months in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gilas Pilipinas cruised to a 96-59 win in a game where the Filipinos clicked on both ends which is also something national team coach Yeng Guiao admitted to be hard to replicate on Friday.“You know we beat them I think by 30 plus points and it would be hard for us to do that again. We played really good that game,” Guiao said Monday night after practice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“If we can beat them by one point, I’ll be happy, especially now that we’re still trying to get our cohesion going.”Guiao is expecting a back-and-forth battle against the Kazakhs this time and the players also know they shouldn’t take their opponents lightly. MOST READ “Even the players now that we played exceptionally well. Of course, I hope we can repeat that but I think we should expect the worst,” Guiao said. “We should also expect that they’ve already made their adjustment, seeing what they saw in the Asian Games.”“This is a different level in the qualifiers. We both want to make the World Cup and I think we need to prepare even harder against them this time because we don’t really know who are going to be the additions to their team,” veteran big man Beau Belga said.In the Asian Games, Guiao steered a team that had players he’s very familiar with which made it easier for him to run his system fluidly.The latest version of Gilas is made up of an entirely different core with Philippine basketball’s cream of the crop suiting up in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“Our advantage actually is we have a different lineup so they might not really know the likes of June Mar (Fajardo), Greg (Slaughter) or Marcio (Lassiter), Arwind (Santos) and that could be our advantage against them,” said Guiao, who steered a Philippine team that had a core of Rain or Shine players to a fifth-place finish in the Asiad.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Advantage is the players are more experienced and talent-wise, this is going to be a more talented team than the one that played in the Asiad no doubt,” Belga said. “But we need to exert more effort to win and this isn’t going to be an easy game against Kazakhstan.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img

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