WATCH: Abarrientos keys PH's upset of Iran in FIBA 3X3 Asia Cup


Posted at May 23 2019 04:45 PM


Check out how RJ Abarrientos propelled Gilas Pilipinas men’s 3X3 to a stunning 21-19 upset of powerhouse Iran in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup Thursday in Changsha, China.

Abarrientos scored 18 of the team’s 21 points while stepping up in the absence of Ricci Rivero who hurt his ankle in the opening day of the qualifiers.

The victory was Gilas first in three games, which meant they are already out of contention for the main draw.

Abarrientos followed it up with another stellar performance, this time while towing Gilas past Samoa, 22-15, ending the team’s FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup campaign with a victory.

The Far Eastern University-Diliman standout scored 14 points in Gilas’ exit.

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