The Philippine national men’s basketball team, aka Smart Gilas Pilipinas, reached the FIBA Asia Finals. They battled gallantly before all efforts were negated by Asian basketball powerhouse Iran. Smart Gilas Pilipinas lost valiantly 85-71 in the Championship game of the FIBA Asia Championship.
Smart Gilas Pilipinas settled for a silver medal, but it was still the country’s best finish since winning the Asian title in 1985.
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