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Gilas falls short vs. Angola in FIBA World Cup

The bleeding continued for Gilas Pilipinas as it dropped a heart-breaking 81-84 overtime loss to Angola in the 2019 FIBA World Cup at the GBA International Sports and Cultural Center on Wednesday.

Gilas ended the group stage with a 0-3 (win-loss) record.

Angola was the first lower-ranked team that Gilas faced in the tournament.

Gilas suffered blowout losses in their first two games, losing to Italy first, 62-108, before bowing to Serbia, 67-126.

Angola led by 10 points in the third period but the Filipinos came back behind CJ Perez, who scored seven straight points.

Perez also starred in a crucial play in the dying seconds of the fourth when he knocked down a three-pointer forced overtime.

It was a close affair in the extra session and Gilas had a chance to force a second overtime but Kiefer Ravena missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.

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