Gilas Pilipinas vs. Thailand is one of the most anticipated games of the 2017 SEABA championships. The Philippines are still undefeated after three games while Thailand has a record of 3-1. Gilas Pilipinas is coming off a rest day but they are the heavy favorites to win the game.
In their game against Malaysia on Sunday, Gilas Pilipinas came away with the 106-51 win. It was the second-closest margin of victory for the Filipinos in the first three days of the 2017 SEABA championships. Gilas Pilipinas defeated Myanmar by 107 points and they pounded Singapore by 47 points.
Andray Blatche led Gilas Pilipinas against Malaysia by putting up 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Troy Rosario also had 13 points while Terrence Romeo had 12 points and seven assists. Matthew Wright added 12 points as every member of Gilas Pilipinas got on the score sheet.
As for Malaysia, Yee Tong Heng led the team with 12 points and two assists. Only one other Malaysian player reached double figures in scoring and it was Chun Hong Ting with 10 points. Gilas Pilipinas was just too strong for Malaysia as they need more time to develop their young players.