Slaughter leads way as Smart Gilas destroys Malaysia in HK tiltBy Celest R, Flores
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Greg Slaughter made up for lost time as Smart Gilas Pilipinas demolished Malaysia, 119-46, Thursday in the 19th Super Keung Sheung Cup at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Slaughter, who missed the last game due to food poisoning according to head coach Chot Reyes, dominated the paint on the way to a game-best 27-point performance—more than half of the Malaysians’ output.
Guards RR Garcia and Kevin Alas chipped in 18 points each as naturalized center Marcus Douthit only played for seven minutes.
The only pros in the squad, Gary David and Niño Canaleta, had five and 14 points to back up the young guns.
The Filipinos scored over 30 points in each of the last three quarters to blow out Malaysia and racked up their third straight victory sans a loss in the tournament.