The Nation's pride, Smart Gilas Pilipinas Stays alive in their semifinals series against the crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings. The Kings are one win away from sweeping Gilas in their best of 5 semifinals series but the guys in blue didn't let that happen last night in Game 3. Gilas win with the score of 100-88. They have just made history as they destroy the long standing belief that once a team gains a 2-0 advantage in a best of 5 series they are more likely to win that series.
Smart Gilas seemed to have placed hand cuffs on the hands of Mark Caguioa as he struggled to get his shots go in the ring. He just had 7 points. This is the best thing that they have done in the series. Mark is the vocal leader of Ginebra and if he's shut down the team is also down.
Gilas just gave themselves a chance to tie the series on this coming Easter Sunday. Rajko Toroman said that they will not back down on Ginebra. It's a fight.
Smart Gilas owned the third quarter of this game. Marcio Lassiter went hot. He scored three straight crucial jump shots in this game. He along with La Salle's pride, Jayvee Casion were the ones who propelled Gilas to the next level. Casio had 30 points.
Marcus Douthit also made crucial inside points to keep Gilas at shouting distance against Ginebra in the first and second quarters. He only had 6 points but he was able to disrupt the hot shooting of Yancy De Ocampo. Yancy sank 3 straight booming three pointers from the high arc.
Uichico said that they did their best to defend the wing men of Gilas but they just have better offense last night.
Nate Brumfield, the favorite to win the best import award had another monstrous game with 30 points and 13 rebounds.