BritAma Arena Sports Mall,Jakarta, Indonesia– The Pilipinas-Smart Gilas routed Singapore 106-51 to sweep its elimination round games in the 9th SEABA men’s championship. The Gilas limited Singapore to 23 points in the first half en route to 37-point halftime lead. From then on the team just cruised victory while still outscoring their opponents 46-28 in the second half.
It was the third straight win for the vaunted Gilas after beating Malaysia 97-71 then embarrassing host Indonesia 94-54. This tournament serves as the qualifiers for the 2011 FIBA Asia Championships in Wuhan, China.
Up next, the Smart-Gilas will face Indonesia for the crown.
caloycomment: It was expected that they will have an easy time in this tournament even with only nine men in uniform. The big challenge will be in China when they will face the middle-eastern and east Asian powers.
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