No Gilas-Australia friendlies for World Cup prep due to schedule conflict

MANILA, Philippines---Yeng Guiao's wish for a friendly between the Philippine national basketball team and Australia isn't going to happen. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said a scrimmage between Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers won't be part of the Philippines' for the upcoming 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in Foshan. Marcial on Thursday said the Boomers' schedule in preparation for the World Cup is already packed and that there's no way for the Philippines to face them in a scrimmage, which what was Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas initially wanted to happen. "They [the SBP] planned it but it just so happened that Australia's schedule is full so they're looking at either N...

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