SEA Games: Gilas cruises to win no. 2 via 68-point rout vs Cambodia

Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 17 2022 08:17 PM | Updated as of May 17 2022 09:48 PM

Lebron Lopez. FIBA.basketball
Lebron Lopez. FIBA.basketball

After a tight win against Thailand, the Gilas Pilipinas’ offense was on full display as they crushed Cambodia, 100-32, in the men’s basketball tournament of the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam.

On Tuesday, all Gilas players tallied at least two points in the game led by the offensive onslaught of young cager Francis “LeBron” Lopez and Will Navarro.

Lopez tallied 17 points, highlighted by several slams all throughout the game, while Navarro added 16 points on 70% shooting from the field. 

The national team led the match in all departments, shooting 55% from the field, on top of 51-24 rebounds and 18 steals. 

Gilas also denied the Cambodian squad to score in double digits in every quarter. 

The Philippines kept on expanding their lead heading into the payoff period as Lopez threw a one-handed slam for a comfortable 52-point separation. 

Meanwhile, JD Tungcab also padded his number in the final quarter, scoring seven of his 14 points.

Gilas reached the 61-point cushion in the 4:55 mark after an undergoal stab from Troy Rosario, 89-28.

Gilas Pilipinas is looking to book its 14th straight SEA Games gold and 19th overall in the biennial meet. 

THE SCORES:

Philippines (100) - Lopez 17, Navarro 16, Tungcab 14, Go 13, Wright 10, Montalbo 8, Fajardo 5, Ravena T. 5, Rosario 4, Pogoy 4, Ravena K. 2, Tautua'a 2.

Cambodia (32) - Seng 8, Tep 7, So 7, Hu 6, Chin 2, Soy 2, Kun 0, Khou 0, Te 0, Thea 0.

Quarterscores: 32-9, 57-17, 71-23, 100-32.