The Philippines was down by a point when Paras drove from the three-point line and did a behind the back dribble, finishing strong with a right hand layup against the Romanian double team.
The move was so sick that FIBA featured it in their tournament highlights:
The Philippines was able to upset the Romanian team with a score of 21-15 in that opening matchup.
Paras, for his part, shared his thoughts on how they were able beat the former Europe Cup champions.
“Personally, I thought we gave our best but at first we were sloppy. We were giving them baskets and we didn’t play defense. So at first time out I talked to them and told them we need to play defense. Even though they won three years ago, I know that we can do it. They listened to me and I’m happy with the win,” he said.
But things were a bit different when the Philippines faced team France, which overpowered the squad 22-11 over the weekend.
Team Philippines currently has a standing of 1-1 in Pool B of the tournament. They will see action against second-seed Slovenia on Tuesday.
Check out their first two games below:
Philippines vs Romania
Philippines vs France
Main image from FIBA
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