(UPDATE) WITH just 12 days left before the 2023 FIBA World Cup tipoff against the Dominican Republic, the one aspect Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes liked is the fact that the national team has demonstrated a lot of toughness in its recent China pocket tournament.

Sure, it's been several days since the Philippine team came back to Manila to resume its final build up, this time with Utah Jazz star Jordan Clarkson, but Reyes pointed to this one key aspect as a "plus" for Gilas as of late.

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