Gilas Pilipinas beats Myanmar, 129-34, on Tuesday August 22 at the MABA Stadium to go up 2-0 in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball tournament.
Raymar Jose topscored for the Gilas cadets with 22 points to go with 5 rebounds, but Kobe Paras stole the show as he brought excitement to the good-sized of Filipino crowd in attendance and finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, seven steals, and four blocks including highlights that included an alley-oop dunk in the second quarter.
Troy Rosario had 14 markers while Mike Tolomia had 13 points and 6 assists.
Carl Bryan Cruz played his first game for this Gilas squad after flying in from Lebanon contributed with 12 points and 4 rebounds, while Christian Standhardinger had a double-double effort of 12 points and 11 boards.
The Philippines was ahead, 31-7, after one quarter and the lead swelled to as high as 97 points after all the players helped in the whole game.
Gilas will face host Malaysia on Wednesday, August 23 at 6 pm.
Philippines 129 - Jose 22, Paras 20, Rosario 14, Tolomia 13, Cruz 12, Standhardinger 12, Ferrer 11, Pessumal 9, Parks 7, Vosotros 5, Ravena 4.
Myanmar 34 - Kyaw 12, Zaya Aung 8, Wai 4, Oo 2, Aung Wana 2, Zin Wai 2, Han Then 2, Aye 2,Min 0, Ja La 0, Phyo 0.
Quarters: 31-7, 60-10, 98-16, 129-34. Stats via FIBAlivestats.com.