FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualifiers: Day 2 results
FIBA Asia/Oceania Group B: Philippines 77, Japan 71
Tokyo, JAPAN -- The Philippines held off a spirited Japanese comeback in Tokyo with a 77-71 win in Group B in the Asia/Oceania region in the World Cup 2019 qualifiers. Jayson Castro William led the Philippines in scoring with 20 points. Andray Maurice Blatche pulled down a double-double for the Philipino squad with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
For Japan, Ira Brown picked up his own double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds in the loss. The Philippines' next game is against Chinese Taipei while Japan take on Australia on the same day.