MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas returned to winning ways with a 92-88 overtime victory over New Zealand in the ongoing Jones Cup in Taipei on Friday.
Veteran Dondon Hontiveros hit three triples in extra five minutes as the Filipinos completed a huge comeback from 16-point down for their fourth win against two losses.
New Zealand led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter but Gilas Pilipinas rallied behind Jayson Castro.
The Filipinos missed the services of national team rookie Terrence Romeo who suffered injury in their 77-65 loss to mighty Iran last Thursday.
Castro sent the game into overtime with a triple shot at 78-all.