PH routs Qatar as Blatche returnshome/News/Top Stories/PH routs Qatar as Blatche returnsTeam Pilipinas banked on the returning Andray Blatche to decimate host Qatar, 84-46, in the sixth and last window of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asian qualifiers at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club Hall in Doha, Qatar on Friday. The Filipinos displayed impeccable shooting display beyond the arc as Marcio Lassiter and Paul Lee combined for 7-of-8 shooting from the three-point zone. The Philippines connected 15-of-30 attempts from the three-point area, while the Qataris struggled shooting a measly 3-of-17 from the three-point area. Team Pilipinas remained in fourth place with 6-5 win-loss record — a game behind second placers Iran and Japan which tied with 7-4 record. 1 in Group F with 10-1 win-loss record after routing Kazakhstan (81-60) recently.
Source: Manila Times February 22, 2019 16:07 UTC