Congratulation to MVP Hamed Haddadi who led the Iranian national team that won its second major international event in the past month.
It was actually a close fight during the first two quarters; with Iran taking a lead of 35-34 into the locker room. However, the Philippine’s Gilas side simply couldn’t keep a pace in the final of 20 minutes.
But despite the loss, Gilas team should be happy to finish with silver. Second-place represents its best outing in this prestigious event in almost 3 decades, whereas the team already secured a spot in next year’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.
And to all the player who played that night you gave us hope and encouragement and it doesn’t matter if the team lose or win, but this is the event where we all gather for one hope and routing for our own team, you should all deserve to have a custom coins dedicated for your hardship and heroism.