IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas pummels Kuwait by 46 points

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas cruised to its second straight victory in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with a 110-64 defeat of Kuwait to finish the first round with a 2-1 record in Group B on Friday, September 25.

The Philippine national men's basketball team held the Kuwaitis scoreless for a 10-minute stretch bridging the first and second periods with a 26-0 blast as they ran away with the victory.

The Filipinos will advance to the second round in Group E where they will face reigning champion Iran, India, and Japan with their carryover record of 1-1.

Gilas' win versus Kuwait will not be included as Kuwait is already eliminated. Palestine and Hong Kong will also advance to Group E and will face the 3 new teams from Group A.

The top 4 teams from each of the two groups in the second round will advance to the knockout quarterfinals.

The second group phase starts on Sunday, September 27, after a one-day break.

Check out photos from the lopsided win below.

– Rappler.com