FIBA 3x3: Philippines bows out with loss to Uruguay; Kobe Paras to defend Slam Dunk title

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Philippines got eliminated from the tournament after losing to Uruguay.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Philippine basketball team got eliminated after losing to Uruguay, 19-13, on Day 3 of the FIBA 3X3 U18 World Championships on Saturday (June 6) in Hungary.

The nationals was down early, facing a seven-point deficit before Michael Nieto led a rally that trimmed the lead to three, 13-10.

But the much stronger Uruguay team regained control of the game to walk away with the win.

The Philippines finish with a 2-3 record in the tournament.

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Despite the loss, however, Kobe Paras still has a chance to bring home glory when he tries to defend his crown in the Dunk Contest on Sunday (June 7).

Paras will be going up against Mark Boros of Hungary, Agustin Da Costa of Uruguay, and Jalek Felton of the U.S. in the side event.