(UPDATE) FOR Gilas Pilipinas and head coach Chot Reyes, their third and last preparatory friendly against Mexico at the PhilSports Arena last Monday came and went almost as an afterthought.

Moments after Gilas Pilipinas gave world No. 30 Mexico a big scare, 84-77, despite the absence of NBA star Jordan Clarkson in the lineup, Reyes and his coaching staff emerged from their baseline dugout only to slip into a room adjacent to the glass entrance door — the one that serves as media quarters during PBA games.

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