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FIBA 3×3: Gilas 3×3 escapes Singapore to open main draw run

Lervin Flores and Samboy De Leon stepped up big for Gilas Pilipinas Men’s 3×3, lifting the Philippines to a crucial 21-17 (9:43) win over Singapore to open their Pool C campaign in the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup, Saturday in Singapore.

Flores got six points while De Leon added five.

Tied at 16-all after Mah Jun Hao converted a free throw off a Joseph Eriobu technical, Almond Vostros found a cutting Flores to break the deadlock.

Vostros again did the same play, this time with De Leon receiving.

After a Lim Jun Yuan bucket, Flores answered right back to send Gilas to matchpoint with 30 seconds left.

Vosotros closed the deal with a fader 13 seconds later.

Vosotros also got six points for Gilas, while Joseph Eriobu added four markers.

Gilas will next face China at 8:25 PM.

Lim Jun Yuan led Singapore with seven points, while Lim Wee Kiat added six points.

The Scores:

Philippines 21 – Vosotros 6, Flores 6, De Leon 5, Eriobu 4.

Singapore 17 – Lim J. 7, Lim W 6, Mah 4, Tan 0.

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