Gilas Pilipinas’ 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto (left) tries but was late in stopping Italy’s Simone Fontecchio of Italy during their FIBA Basketball World Cup final Group A match at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2023). Italy won, 90-83, to join Dominican Republic in the second round and oust the Philippines. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)