Brazil vs Philippines How to watch and Game Preview - FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments Semi-Finals

12 Jun 2024

  • → Tipoff at 14:30 CET, 8:30 PHT on Saturday, July 6th, 2024.
  • → Match to be played at the Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
  • → Gilas clinched second place after inspired comeback.
  • → Brazil qualified as first seed after surprise Cameroon loss.
  • → Tim Cone’s side sweating over Kai Sotto’s fitness.

Gilas looking to make history as Brazil start favorites

After an inspired comeback win after Montenegro, Brazil stumbled against Cameroon as the Indomitable Lions clinched a narrow win with 1 minute left on the clock.

Philippines crashed Latvia’s party with an incredible day-two win, and even went agonizingly close to a first-place finish as they lost to Georgia 96-94, coming back from a 20-point deficit.

Tim Cone’s team does not have a great track record against Brazil, with the head to head clearly in favor of CBB – however, the last game was at the 1978 World Championship for Men.

Brazil vs Philippines Preview and Analysis

Las Gilas’ performance has been a breath of fresh air: Justin Brownlee has delivered on both days, averaging 27 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds.

The worry for Philippines will be the condition of big man Kai Sotto, instrumental in the surprise win against Latvia, currently listed as day-to-day due to a rib injury sustained against Georgia.

This should not be a walk in the park for Aco Petrovic’s Brazil, especially after the loss against Cameroon.

The Brazilians still have not got the best out of star point guard Yago Santos (2/10 from the field on Thursday) and have lost Raul Neto to a thigh injury. Anything other than 100% might mean disaster for Brazil.

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