Gilas sets sights on Malaysia as SEABA joust continues

ABS-CBN Sports on May 13, 2017 10:58 PM
Gilas sets sights on Malaysia as SEABA joust continues
Fresh from destroyung Myanmar by 107 points and taking care of Singapore by 47, the Philippines will have Malaysia next in the main game of another triple header Sunday.

Posting a winning average of 77 points in the first two days of the tournament, Gilas Pilipinas hopes to extend its dominance in the 2017 SEABA Championships as the regional showcase continues Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Fresh from destroyung Myanmar by 107 points and taking care of Singapore by 47, the Philippines will have Malaysia next in the main game of another triple header.

Gametime is at 7:00 p.m.

Gilas, ranked no. 27 in the world by FIBA, will face its strongest competition in the tournament in Malaysia.

Well, technically

The Malaysians are ranked 67th by FIBA, second in the ASEAN region behind the Philippines, but the team is currently 0-2 in the SEABA championships after opting to field a younger team.

In the first game at 3:00 p.m., Thailand and Indonesia, both tied with Gilas at 2-0 so far, dispute win no. 3 while Myanmar and Vietnam search for their first victory in the 5:00 p.m. matchup.

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