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France’s Evan Fournier is in PH Shooting Hoops

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Evan Fournier, a member of the French national basketball team is in the country. He posted photos of him in his instagram shooting hoops in Coron Palawan.

  “It’s practice time in #Palawan #Philippines” 
“First day and already back in the court”

Fournier, Orlando Magic guard, is expected to represent France in the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Mall of Asia Arena this july. Gilas Pilipinas will battle Fance in the 1st day of the tournament.

Warriors Beat Spurs

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The chase to 73 is alive! The Golden State Warriors has kept their bid for their 73 win record run alive, as the NBA defending champs beat the San Antonio Spurs, 92-86, at their home turf for their 72nd win. The Warrios now have a 72-9 season standing, tied with the ’96 Chicago Bulls’ record finish of 72-10.
The Warriors have a chance to break the Bulls’ record if they beat the Memphis Grizzlies in their season finale.

San Antonio spurs suffered their first home-game loss this season. They now have a 65-15 season standing and fell 40-1 at home. The spurs have a chance to tie the ’86 Boston Celtics’ 40-1 home record, if they beat the OKC Thunders in their final game at home this season.

The Warriors will face the Grizzlies on April 13.

Gilas Will be Facing Powerhouse France!

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Check out the FIBA OQT draw results


Gilas will be facing France and New Zealand in group B, and teams from Turkey, Senegal and Canada from group A. France is ranked #5, the highest among 18 teams in OQTs, and is expected to be studded with NBA stars like Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Nicolas Batum.
Go Gilas Pilipinas! Puso!