SEA Games

HIGHLIGHTS: 31st SEA Games men’s basketball – Philippines vs Vietnam

Martin Mendoza
HIGHLIGHTS: 31st SEA Games men’s basketball – Philippines vs Vietnam
Gilas Pilipinas looks to capture its fourth straight win in as many days as it collides with the host Vietnam in the 31st Southeast Asian Games

June Mar Fajardo dominated anew as defending champion Gilas Pilipinas improved to 4-0 with an 88-60 whipping of host Vietnam.

Fajardo churned out a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds in the rout.

(READ: Fajardo toys with Vietnam as Gilas Pilipinas scores 4th win)

Preview

Gilas Pilipinas continues its quest for a 14th straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games when it collides with the host Vietnam on Thursday, May 19 at the Thanh Tri District Sporting Hall in Hanoi.

After barely surviving Thailand in their SEA Games opener, the Filipinos have now won two consecutive blowout games, destroying Cambodia by 68 points and handing Singapore a 51-point beatdown.

However, despite coming off those two confidence-boosting victories, the Filipinos must avoid complacency as they are also facing an undefeated Vietnam squad, who are enjoying a 2-0 record on their home soil.

Look for the usual suspects June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena to deliver for Gilas, which is shooting for its fourth straight win in as many days, in this highly-anticipated showdown. 

On the other side, expect high-scoring guard Christian Juzang to show the way anew for Vietnam as he is currently averaging 26.5 points in two outings.

Game time is 8 pm.

– Rappler.com