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SEA Games: Gilas Pilipinas too much for Myanmar in 3×3

/ 02:36 PM December 01, 2019
Moala Tautuaa Gilas Pilipinas 2019 SEA Games

The Philippines’ Moala Tautuaa dunks the ball against Myanmar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—After dusting off the cobwebs in a narrow opening game win, Gilas Pilipinas Men made quick work of Myanmar, 21-10, to remain unbeaten in the 30th Southeast Asian Games 3×3 basketball Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Philippines’ size proved too much for Myanmar, which found no answer for stocky big men Jason Perkins and Mo Tautuaa on both ends.

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Perkins bullied his way to 10 points while Tautuaa owned the boards and patrolled the paint as Myanmar had to bleed for points.

The 6-foot-4 Perkins scored seven of the hosts’ last eight points with still three minutes to spare.

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Gilas climbed to 2-0 after overcoming a tough challenge by Indonesia earlier in the day.

The Filipinos clash with a dangerous Vietnamese side next before facing Thailand.

CJ Perez added five points while Chris Newsome and Tautuaa chipped in three apiece for the Philippines.

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TAGS: 2019 SEA Games, 30th Southeast Asian Games, 3x3 basketball, Chris Newsome, CJ Perez, Gilas, Gilas Pilipinas Men, Jason Perkins, Mo Tautuaa, Myanmar, Philippines
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