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    WATCH Jayson Castro's big baskets and other highlight plays from Gilas Pilipinas' rout of Hong Kong

    Sep 24, 2015
    Jayson Castro sparks Gilas Pilipinas to a 51-point demolition of Hong Kong. Photo from fiba.com

    GILAS Pilipinas is back in the groove, thanks to Jayson Castro’s fine shooting and playmaking.

    The 29-year-old Castro made five of six shots from the three-point line and finished with 21 points on 77.8 percent shooting overall as the Philippines bounced back from an opening day loss with a 51-point demolition of Hong Kong.

    [See Shock and awe unleashed as Gilas Pilipinas zaps Hong Kong in Fiba Asia Championship]

    After going just 3 for 8 in the loss to Palestine in the first match, Castro made sure to light up the scoreboard this time.

    Dondon Hontiveros also recovered from a dismal opening game and scored 14, the fine plays rubbing off on the rest of the squad as Gilas made a huge improvement with a team total shooting percentage of 46.1 from a disastrous 33.8 the day before.

    [WATCH Gabe Norwood tees up Ranidel de Ocampo dunk as Gilas Pilipinas plays more fluid basketball]

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    Check out the highlights from the win that evened Gilas Pilipinas’ record in the preliminaries to 1-1.

    From the Fiba Youtube channel

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    Jayson Castro sparks Gilas Pilipinas to a 51-point demolition of Hong Kong. Photo from fiba.com
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