Gilas Pilipinas crushes Myanmar, secures semifinals slot

Gilas Pilipinas finished Group A with a perfect 3-0 record after crushing Myanmar with a 69-point lead. The Philippine team is followed by Vietnam with a 2-1 record. Singapore finished with 1-2 record while Myanmar finished the preliminary round without a win in three games.

The Philippine team’s win over Myanmar guaranteed a semifinals slot. Gilas Pilipinas will be facing Indonesia in the crossover semifinals that will commence on Monday.

Indonesia finished Group B with a 2-1 record while Thailand holds a perfect record of 3-0. The Thai team will face Vietnam in the other semifinal match.

Matthew Wright and Marcio Lassiter led the Philippine win with a combined eight three-point shots during the second-quarter offensive. Gilas Pilipinas beats Myanmar with a score of 136-67.

Gilas coach Tim Cone said earlier that team simply tried to find the balance of not embarrassing Myanmar too much while still respecting the game.


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