The Philippines men's national basketball team is set to face off against the China men's national basketball team in the Classification Round of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The match will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2 (Philippine Time) at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Find out how to watch, live stream or TV channel and game time information for the matchup between the Gilas Pilipinas and China.
- Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
- Time: 8:00 pm (PHL Time)
- Venue: Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City
- Game Stats: FIBA
- TV: One Sports / One Sports+
- Live Stream: Courtside 1891 / Pilipinas Live (Android / iOS)
Results and Scores: Philippines vs. China
Clarkson, scoring 34 points, stole the show with 24 of those points erupting in a phenomenal third quarter. This surge not only secured the Philippines' decisive win but also marked their first World Cup victory since 2014 when they triumphed over Senegal in overtime.
Rhenz Abando contributed significantly with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and a game-changing block on Kyle Anderson in the crucial third quarter. Kai Sotto added 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Dwight Ramos also played a crucial role, contributing 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals for the Filipinos.
Kyle Anderson, known as Li Kaier in China and an NBA veteran playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, scored 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the losing effort. China concluded the tournament with an identical 1-4 record, matching the Philippines and Angola in Group M.
Despite the group tie, Gilas Pilipinas secured the tiebreaker advantage with a superior point difference. Consequently, they finished second in Group M and claimed the 24th spot overall in the tournament. Angola and China, meanwhile, landed at the 26th and 29th places, respectively.
While the Philippines' FIBA World Cup journey faced challenges, this memorable victory over China provided a fitting conclusion, giving Filipino fans a cherished moment on the international basketball stage.
Philippines 96 - Clarkson 34, Abando 14, Sotto 12, Ramos 11, Fajardo 9, Pogoy 7, Edu 5, Thompson 4, Aguilar 0, Ravena 0.
China 75 - Li 17, Zhang 13, M Hu 12, R Zhao 12, Zhao 12 J Hu 10, Zhu 5, Cui 2, Fu 2, Q Zhou 2.
Game Highlights: Philippines vs. China
Watch the game highlights between Philippines men's national basketball team and China men's national basketball team in the Classification Round of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Video from YouTube Channel of One Sports