The Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 Men’s team continues its unrivaled dominance in the 2019 SEA Games 3×3 Basketball Tournament, ousting Thailand, 22-11, to advance to the Gold medal match at the FilOil Flying V Arena on Monday.
CJ Perez got his groove early dialing two connections from long range to give the host country a 7-2 lead at the 8:24 mark.
Continuing what he’s been doing all tournament long, Jason Perkins bullied his way to the post and outmuscled the Thais for easy baskets down low. His and-one play gave the Filipinos a 15-6 lead with 3:13 left.
Moala Tautuaa completed the exclamation mark late, burying a contested two-pointer to give Gilas an 11-point victory with 35.6 seconds to spare.
Gilas will face the winner of the Vietnam versus Indonesia match for the gold medal. The Gilas Women’s team also advanced to finals and will face Thailand later this afternoon.