Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Watch 2012 Jones Cup Smart Gilas PILIPINAS vs USA Video

Watch 2012 Jones Cup Smart Gilas PILIPINAS vs USA Video 

THE PHILIPPINES TEAM OVERCAME 14 PTS LEAD OF USA TO WIN 4th GOLD, 4 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN JONES CUP 1981,1985,1998, 2012 LA Tenorio delivered the biggest buckets in the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team's 76-75 victory over USA to bring home the William Jones Cup to the Philippines for since 1998.

The Alaska point guard scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket with 17 seconds to go to lift SMART-Gilas to the win.

Before that, Tenorio masterminded a Philippine comeback from a 13-point second half deficit. The US squad was still up, 59-46, with a minute left in the third quarter before
Gilas unleashed a 15-0 run capped by a Tenorio runner to give the Philippines its first lead since the first quarter.

It was a nip and tuck affair the rest of the way, with USA grabbing the upper hand on a fastbreak layup by Jermaine Dearman, 75-74, with 36 seconds left.

Gilas coach Chot Reyes drew up a play that saw LA Tenorio breaking down his defender, dribbling left, and coolly sinking an 18-foot jumper for the win.

The Philippines won the tournament for the fourth time in its 34-year history, the last 14 years ago when the Philippine Centennial Team swept the field to bag the title.

Game Scores:
Philippines 76:  Tenorio 20, Chan 18, Douthit 17, Fonacier 9, Norwood 5, David 5, De Ocampo 2, Thoss 0, Mercado 0.

USA 75: Arnold 17, Justice 17, Marshall 14, Barnes 13, Dearman 10, Vandermeer 2, Reese 0, Williams 0.

Quarters: 12-13, 23-34, 51-59, 76-75.

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