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1.5 million viewed highly anticipated Philippines versus China U18 Showdown live

NONTHABURI (FIBA U18 Asian Championship) - The Group Phase encounter between the Philippines and China lived up to it’s hype as the most anticipated game of the opening stage in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship 2018. 

The widespread interest in the game was confirmed by the 1.5 million views collated  from FIBA's Facebook, Youtube and Sina accounts in addition to viewers of Sports5 Philippines Facebook page and Tencent.

The rivalry between the Philippines and China has always been a major draw in basketball since the two are proud basketball nations that always parade some of the best talents against each other. They both play with a physical edge and when the two titans collide, sparks fly much to the pleasure of basketball fans around the world.

The game between the two rivals in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship was no exception and fans flocked to watch the two teams play from all over to watch the game live both from the venue and at home.

The 1.5 million viewers were served with a highly intense and competitive duel which saw the Philippines prevail 73-63, surviving a late game rally by China.