The 2022 FIBA Asia Cup starts on Tuesday in Jakarta, Indonesia, with 16 teams from Asia and Oceania competing. The event was originally scheduled for August 2021, but a COVID outbreak in Indonesia forced its postponement.
Gilas Pilipinas is in Group D along with Lebanon, India and New Zealand. The top team of the group advances directly to the quarterfinals, while the No. 2 and No. 3 teams will play in a one-game knockout qualification for the quarterfinals.
Here’s what you need to know about the tournament and what to expect from Gilas.
What exactly is the FIBA Asia Cup?
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this used to be the Asian tournament used for qualification to both the Olympics and the FIBA World Cup. It was once called the FIBA Asia Championship, and before that, the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Championship. Until this edition, the tournament was held every two…