Photo courtesy of PBA media bureau
Thailand bags second loss in tonight's 108-53 crucial game with Gilas Pilipinas.
Araneta Coliseum was filled again with fans excited for the battle of the two of the strongest teams in SEABA 2017 Championships. Japeth Aguilar led today's victory against Thailand scoring a total of 23 points and 5 rebounds. Aguilar amazed the fans with his signature dunks all through out the game. Together with June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche assisting the team, getting rebounds and also doing shots. Gilas are all powered up tonight with almost everyone shooting in the three-point line.
In an interview with the press Thailand player Wutipong Dasom said that the first quarter was a trial game for Gilas. Trying to figure out what the Thai team is capable of. And it shows as the first quarter ended with a close gap in the scores, 18 for the Philippines and 14 for Thailand. The next succeeding quarters was already in favor of the Philippines with Gilas continuing to get away with more points than Thailand. 51-26 in the second quarter, 80-43 in the third quarter and final score 108 for the Philippines and 53 for Thailand.
Gilas Pilipinas is now set to battle with Vietnam tomorrow May 17th.