2018 Asian Games Schedule, Free Live Stream & Updates. Gilas Pilipinas vs. Korea – Game Preview – 2018 Asian Games (VIDEO). The Philippines will face rival and defending Asiad champs Korea in the knockout quarterfinals of the 5×5 men’s basketball competition in the 2018 Asian Games on August 27 (Monday, 11:00AM, PHL time) at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Basketball Hall in Jakarta.
“We’ve been beaten many times before by Korea. They’re our arch nemesis. We know their style, we know their options on offense. It’s up to us to find a way to counter that. So far, I have some ideas. The coaching staff has been contributing ideas. The next few days we will be able to formulate a game plan and implement a game plan. Ricardo Ratliffe is a big factor. He’s their main post option. If we cannot contain him we have a problem. And he’s always been consistent. So we can’t hope that he has a bad game. He doesn’t have a bad game. The best thing about Korea is they’ve been so patient running their plays. They rely on their ball movement and would wait for an opportunity to break down the defense and attack it.” Gilastopainters head coach Yeng Guiao told ESPN5.
As per Nick Giongco of Manila Bulletin, South Korean naturalized player and former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe (preliminary round average: 23pts, 19rebs) said “Slow down Jordan Clarkson and also Stanley Pringle, keep him out of the paint because he (Pringle) is super fast and he is under-rated in Asian (basketball) and that’s our main thing. I also have a lot of faith on my team.”
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