The Iranian team, a two-time defending champion, was shocked when our very own SMART Gilas team dominated the game on Saturday. Marcus Douthit led the Philippine team with 24 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Marc Barroca with 13 and JV Casio with 11. Iranian NBA player Hamed Haddadi, on the other hand, led his team with 25 points.
The quarterscores were: 17-12; 37-30; 54-38; 73-59.
Jordan, Korea and Chinese Taipei also won in their corresponding matches.
Smart Gilas is currently playing against host country, Chinese Taipei as of this moment. It will face Jordan tomorrow at 3:00 pm.