Kobe provides show as Gilas Pilipinas dominates Myanmar again
Paul Lintag on Aug 22, 2017 10:45 PM
Kobe Paras provided the highlights as the Philippines beat Myanmar by 95 points in the SEA Games.
After a rough opening outing, Gilas Pilipinas made sure to let everyone know in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games that the Thailand game was a fluke.
The Philippines once again thrashed Myanmar, scoring a dominating 129-34 victory Tuesday at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
Following a close decision against the Thais, Gilas made sure to come out strong against an overmatched Myanmar side and started the game with 15 straight points.
The Philippines then went on a sizzling 27-0 run to close the first half already up by 50 points, 60-10.
Gilas Pilipinas led by as many as 97 points and this 95-point victory comes about three months after the Philippines delivered a 107-point beating to the same country in the 2017 SEABA Championships.
The nationals are now 2-0 in Group A play.
Unleashed by head coach Jong Uichico, teenage sensation Kobe Paras had arguably his best game in a Pilipinas uniform, punishing the Burmese with 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, seven steals, and four blocks.
Much to the delight of the pro-Filipino crowd at Kuala Lumpur, Kobe also threw down four dunks in the one-sided affair.
While Paras certainly stole the show, it was actually Raymar Jose that led the Philippines in scoring, dropping 22 points off the bench.
In fact, all players scored for Gilas with the exception of Baser Amer who sat the game out with a knee contusion. Troy Rosario finished with 14 points while Mike Tolomia added 13. Christian Standhardinger posted his second straight double-double after going for 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Sai Phyo Kyaw paced Myanmar with 12 points.
PHILIPPINES (129) - Jose 22, Paras 20, Rosario 14, Tolomia 13, Standhardinger 12, Cruz 12, Ferrer 11, Pessumal 9, Parks, Jr. 7, Vosotros 5, Ravena 4.
MYANMAR (34) - Kyaw 12, Zaya 8, Wai 4, Han 2, Aye 2, Oo 2, Aung 2, Zin 2, Ja 0, Phyo 0, Min 0.
Quarters: 30-7, 60-10, 98-16, 129-34.
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