Gilas Pilipinas defeated Saudi Arabia on Monday in the fourth window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena, 84-46, after shaking off a slow start. Jordan Clarkson once more recorded a huge night for Gilas Pilipinas.
Clarkson led the national team’s scoring with a total of 23 points, including 17 points in only the first half. He likewise recorded a team-high six assists in addition to five rebounds.
After finishing the first half with a score of 37-28, the national team recovered its momentum in the 2nd quarter. Gilas only led by three points, 14-11, after Clarkson’s buzzer-beating triple at the end of the first quarter.
While having guaranteed a place in the World Cup as hosts, Gilas will compete in the upcoming window in November.
On the day of a widely anticipated Gilas Pilipinas home game where he will be the biggest draw, Jordan Clarkson was in a good mood.
The Filipino-American guard said he will commit to the national cage program when it competes against the best on planet in the World Cup here next year. The guard once again answered the call of his mother’s homeland for two important Fiba games this month.