After 24 years, the Philippine basketball team is now off to a medal play in the ongoing 2011 FIBA ASIA Championship. Smart Gilas Pilipinas won against Chinese Taipie in the FIBA ASIA Quarterfinals with a final score of 95-78.
Smart Gilas Pilipinas will now proceed to the 2011 FIBA ASIA Semi-Finals against Team Jordan who defeated defending champions Iran. See the schedule below for the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship Semi Finals.
Watch 2011 FIBA Asia Championship Semi Finals (PHIL vs. JORDAN) Live 3:30PM Philippine time
Semis#1: (3:30pm) Jordan vs. Philippines
Semis#2: (6:00pm) Korea vs. China
The FIBA Asia champion will be given an outright berth to the 2012 London Olympics. The 2nd and 3rd placers, on the other hand, will qualify in the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers.