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Gilas Pilipinas coverage: FIBA World Cup Qualifiers fifth window

PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES - DECEMBER 3, 2018: Gilas Pilipinas with a quick huddle during their 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers game against Iran at the Mall of Asia Arena. KC Cruz/ESPN5

Gilas Pilipinas suffered losses to Kazakhstan and Iran in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Japan improved to 6-4 for third place while the Philippines falls to 5-5 and fourth place in Group F.

The Philippines' last two assignments of the Asian Qualifiers are away games in February against Qatar and Kazakhstan.

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