‘Sulit ang puyat’: Netizens salute true grit of Gilas

Jul 1, 2021

IT’S 3:40 a.m., and ‘Serbia’ is trending on Twitter.

And rightly so. Amid the boos of a hostile home crowd, RJ Abarrientos ekes out a slim lead, 74-73, as the young national squad punches waaaay above their own weight to take on the world number 5.

Kai Sotto going up against Boban Marjanovic.

A clearly rattled Serbia recovered enough at the final frame to assert a victory, 83-76.

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But even with that loss, a smiling Gilas took to the center of the court in a huddle, knowing they did their country proud.

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    WIth additional reporting by Mark Ernest V. Villeza.

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