Gilas Pilipinas advanced to the semifinals of the FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo after beating Chinese-Taipei on Thursday.
Gilas led only by one entering the final period, but a 17-4 run by the Nationals broke the game wide open.
Naturalized center Marcus Douthit led Gilas with 19 points and 18 rebounds.
The Philippines will next face powerhouse Iran in Friday's semifinals. -- ANC Top Story, Sept. 20, 2012