PBA chief believes Gilas can get back at Aussies

first_imgAlready without Castro, who is sidelined with an ankle injury, it didn’t help Gilas’ cause that naturalized big man Andray Blatche appeared winded in the third quarter.“We lacked intensity in the end,” Marical cited.“They’re number 10 [in the world], we’re number 31, but just a little more conditioning by Blatche and we’ll be able to keep up with them,” he added.The Philippines, which eyes a bounce-back win vs Japan on Sunday, will be the host when it faces Australia for the second time.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They should watch out for us on July 2,“ said Marcial in Filipino during the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia viewing party at Sky Park inside SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.A heavy underdog, Gilas stayed in step in the first half and even took a five-point lead in the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut the Filipinos’ lack of offensive firepower due to the absence of hobbled key players particularly Jayson Castro showed in the second half.Shots started to fall for the Aussies in the last two quarters, where they led by much as 17. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, right, poses for a photo with Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely during the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia viewing party at Sky Park inside SM Aura Priemier in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netDepleted and all, Gilas Pilipinas made a good account of itself against heavyweight Australia on Thursday in Melbourne.And that gallant showing had PBA commissioner Willie Marcial more reason to believe that the Philippines will be a deadlier team in their rematch with the Aussies on July 2.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Reduced to tears after miscue, JP Erram shows immense love for gamelast_img read more