Host Malaysia stands in the way of Group A sweep for Gilas

Paul Lintag on Aug 23, 2017 09:44 AM
Host Malaysia stands in the way of Group A sweep for Gilas
Kiefer Ravena of the Philippines soars for a layup against a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men's basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Philippines prevailed, 129-34.

Finaly finding its groove, Gilas Pilipinas will look to sweep Group A in the men's basketball competition of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Dropping a 95-point hammer on Myanmar to off set a rough outing against Thailand, the Philippines will now take on host Malaysia in order to complete a three-game sweep.

Malaysia lost to Thailand and is out to stage a major upset to advance in the semifinals.

Only the top-2 teams per group will advance and the Thais are expected to beat Myanmar to finish with a 2-1 mark.

The Philippines-Malaysia clash will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the MABA Stadium.

 

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