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Gilas Pilipinas drops second tuneup against Adelaide 36ers

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Gilas Pilipinas loses to Adelaide 36ers in final tuneup game (0:38)

Gilas Pilipinas loses to Adelaide 36ers in final tuneup game (0:38)

Gilas Pilipinas failed to complete a comeback against the Adelaide 36ers, falling 85-75 in their second tuneup against the Australian club Sunday at the Meralco Gym in Pasig.

Gilas trailed 78-62 before a four-point play by Robert Bolick sparked a 10-2 run to help the national team stay alive. Andray Blatche capped the rally with a 3-pointer and a free throw to make it 80-73 with under two minutes left.

Gilas failed to muster any more buckets after that as free throws from Daniel Johnson and a 3 from Daniel Dillon put the game out of reach.

Blatche led Gilas with 16 points. Kiefer Ravena, in his first game after serving his suspension, was the only other Gilas player in double digits with 11.

Coach Yeng Guiao and his staff are expected to release the final lineup Sunday night or Monday.

Gilas was buried early on by the hot-shooting 36ers, who used a 17-0 spurt to erase an 11-9 Philippine advantage to lead the rest of the way.

Ravena tried to inspire a comeback in the second quarter by opening with seven straight points, but Adelaide stayed sharp to hold a 44-30 cushion at the half.

The third quarter was no different as reverse lay-in by Obi Kyei pushed the score line to 65-44 at one point.

Daniel Johnson led five players in double-figure scoring with 16. Eric Griffin added 15 markers, while Jack McVeigh finished with 12.

Coach Yeng Guiao and his staff are expected to release the final lineup Sunday night or Monday.

THE SCORES

Adelaide (85) - Johnson 16, Griffin 15, McVeigh 12, Taylor 10, Teys 10, Moore 7, Dillon 7, Kyei 5, Froling 3, White 0, Ayre 0.

Gilas Pilipinas (75) - Blatche 16, Ravena 11, Barroca 8, Perez 8, Fajardo 7, Bolick 6, Almazan 6, Pogoy 5, Norwood 4, Lee 2, Aguilar 2, Rosario 0.

EXTRA DRIBBLES

- Gilas shot just 6-for-23 from three-point land, including a paltry 0-for-5 mark in the third quarter.

- Poy Erram and Matthew Wright weren't present on Sunday, while Beau Belga tallied a DNP.

- Adelaide lost to the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 87-91, in a tune-up game Saturday.

Quarterscores: 29-13, 44-30, 67-48, 85-75.