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3rd place finish by Smart Gilas in the PBA

Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Barangay Ginebra Kings
PBA Commissioners Cup Semifinals
April 24, 2011

Barangay Ginebra defeated Smart Gilas in Game 4 and won their best-of-5 series, 3-1 to advance to the PBA Commissioners Cup finals against Talk N Text Tropang Texters. Smart Gilas was only 6/22 from three-point range, they badly need another shooter and someone who can defend the post.

Even though Smart Gilas showed they can compete with PBA players, this tournament showed that they still need improvement in order to have a chance to qualify for the Olympics this September 2011.

From my point of view, it was good that Smart Gilas finished 3rd place only, if Smart Gilas won the PBA Championship, they may have overlooked their weaknesses. Their experience in the PBA will be a big help in their upcoming tournaments and more importantly, the millions of Filipino basketball fans had a peek of what Smart Gilas can do, and I hope that everyone will give their full support to our National Basketball Team.