Gilas blasts hapless Myanmar by 95 in SEA Games action

Gilas Pilipinas gave Myanmar a beating, 139-34, last August 22 to improve to 2-0 in Group A in men’s basketball in the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kobe Paras throws down one of four dunks in the match against Myanmar. (Photo courtesy of: ABS-CBN News)

All players inserted into the game scored, led by forward Raymar Jose with 22 points.

National team rookie sensation Kobe Paras provided his best outing as a Gilas member registering 20 markers, eight rebounds, seven steals, four assists and four block shots in an all-around performance capped with highlights including an alley-oop dunk in the second quarter.

Gilas dropped a 27-0 run to close the half with the lead ballooned to 50, 60-10.

Myanmar only scored three points in the second quarter.

The lead swelled as high as 97 points at one point the final canto.

Sai Phyo Kyaw paced Myanmar with 12 points.


The scores:

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.

Quarterscores: 31-7, 60-10, 98-16, 129-34.


Game highlights:


Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris’ follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80’s and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Global Basketball is Aris’ second writing assignment besides Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.

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