Lithuania showed Gilas Pilipinas who the boss is, out playing the young team in almost all categories.
Gilas Pilipinas started the game well and led with 22 -17 at the end of the first quarter. Unfortunately, it will be the last time Philippines will get its taste of the lead as the Lithuanian used their size and shooting to give the Philippines its 3rd defeat in the Jones Cup tournament.
The loss means that they are less likely to finish on the podium, unless Canada, Lithuania, and South Korea, the top 3 teams now in the standing, also the same 3 teams that beat the Philippines, suddenly start losing, which is very unlikely.
The Lithuanians were shooting very well at 77% from the 2 point line and 39% beyond the arc. They even doubled the 3-point production of the Philippines. Lithuania also gave the Philippines a tough time on the board as they grabbed 32 rebounds against 23 of the Philippines. But that wasn't all, the Lithuanians were also sharing the ball well with 19 assists against 8 of the Philippines.
Final Score 91 Lithuania - 80 Philippines.
The next game of the Philippines will be against India and Iran.