E-Gilas sweeps Indonesia in Day 1 of FIBA online tourney
E-Gilas Pilipinas blasted Team Indonesia in their first two meetings in the FIBA Esports Tournament 2020, 56-29, 64-30, on Friday.
E-Gilas sweeps Indonesia in Day 1 of FIBA online tourney
Michelle Lojo (Philstar.com) - June 19, 2020 - 8:19pm

MANILA, Philippines — E-Gilas Pilipinas showcased its caliber in NBA 2K after a two-game sweep of Indonesia, 56-29, 60-30, in Day One of the FIBA ESports Open 2020 on Friday.

Game One was a quick wire-to-wire victory as the Filipino cagers did not relinquish control over throughout four quarters while showing off their sweet handles on the online court.

The team ended the game with a blowout victory, 56-29.

But it was a different situation in Game Two where both teams started slow, trading baskets in the first two cantos. 

Indonesia even held the lead in the second period with less than 2 minutes left in the half, 15-14.

The Filipinos, however, finally regained their spark from the first game and went on a 11-0 run, finishing the first half with a 25-15 advantage.

From then on, E-Gilas played a masterclass of transition play, steals, dunks and 3-pointers.

The Filipino gamers waxed hot from beyond the arc, particularly in the third quarter where they blew the game wide open.

Aljon "Shintarou" Cruzin, deemed a maestro by the FIBA Commentators, was the highest scorer for E-Gilas in both games.

Cruzin posted 22 and 21 points in Games One and 2, respectively.

E-Gilas faces Indonesia again Saturday for Games Three and Four at 6:45 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

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