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Japan eyes payback vs Gilas

January 19, 2020

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ira Brown is Japan’s naturalized player and will surely make the roster, posing as a defensive matchup problem for Reyes and the Filipinos because of his size and agility.With Romeo absent, Reyes would most likely opt for Kiefer Ravena to share the point guard chores with Jayson Castro. Kevin Alas is the other point in the pool and if Reyes slots him in, that could mean time in the wings for Castro.Tickets for the Friday game have been sold out weeks before, guaranteeing that the intrepid Filipinos will be playing on hostile ground, though their impressive record against the Japanese recently certainly makes them the favorites.“The game against the Filipinos, our very first home game, will be very important in setting the tone [for us] for the rest of the qualifiers,” Lamas told Fiba.com. “Knowing that tickets were sold out quickly, I can see a lot of people are paying attention to our game.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Peping: No more indigenous sports in SEA Games Gilas Pilipinas pool. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart SportsJapan still has to make two final cuts for its game against Gilas Pilipinas on Friday in the first round of the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying series as coach Julio Lamas tries to get payback against the Filipinos.Star center Joji Takeuchi has practically promised a victory for the Japanese in the match set at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground Stadium in Tokyo, with their last two losses to the Filipinos still fresh in his mind.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments “We will surely get them back this time,” the 6-foot-10 Takeuchi told Fiba.com after recounting two losses to Gilas in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship.Like the Philippines, Japan will unveil its final 12 on the eve of the contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGilas, meanwhile, took a 15-man pool to Japan on Tuesday morning, and conspicuously absent was leading scorer Terrence Romeo, the PBA superstar guard who is nursing a leg injury.Team PH coaching staff led by Chot Reyes told the Inquirer on Monday that they will also wait for the veritable last minute, or during the team managers’ meeting on Thursday, to reveal their final roster. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img

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