They need to concentrate on their next opponent in the quarter finals - Jordan.
Team Pilipinas vs Iran 88 - 78
Miller and Yap combined for 28 points but it wasn't enough - another bad shooting night coupled with many poor decision-making and turnovers at the critical part of the match cost Philippines this basketball game. The Nationals gave up a lot of fouls and Iran took advantage making 23 out of 30 free throw attempts.
The Nationals got behind by twenty in the second quarter and Iran never looked back.
UPDATE: 8 - 12 -09
Team Pilipinas defeated Kuwait 85 -71.
Like most Philippine team supporters, I never doubted the ability of our national team. I wonder why some people get scared so easily. I don't watch PBA regularly but I know they're good. They are powerful enough to crush Kuwait - and they did 85 -71.