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Gilas overwhelms Indonesia, remains king of Southeast Asian basketball

KUALA LUMPUR — Gilas Pilipinas saved its best performance of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games for its last game.

After a couple of scary results — close calls against Thailand in the group round and Singapore in the semifinals — Gilas Pilipinas finally showed its full might against Indonesia in the gold medal game.

Indonesia had no answer for Kobe Paras and Gilas Pilipinas, which came away with a 94-55 victory in the Southeast Asian Games basketball final in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. It is the Philippines' 18th basketball gold in the SEA Games. PSC/POC pool
With Mike Tolomia waxing hot from the field, Kobe Paras thrilling the MABA Stadium crowd with his athleticism, and the whole team playing lockdown defense, the Philippines crushed Indonesia, 94-55, on Saturday night.

It marked the 17th time that the Filipinos have dominated the basketball competition of the biennial tournament, and the second straight time that they have beaten Indonesia in the final.

Unlike their game in Singapore two years ago, where Gilas labored to a 72-64 result, the Filipinos were mostly unbothered this time around.

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/26/17/gilas-overwhelms-indonesia-remains-king-of-southeast-asian-basketball

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