SEA Games: Gilas Men stay hot, torch Malaysia in 3x3 | Inquirer Sports

SEA Games: Gilas Men stay hot, torch Malaysia in 3×3

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 12:01 PM December 02, 2019
Gilas Pilipinas 2019 SEA Games

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas continued its winning ways after a 21-13 drubbing of Malaysia in 3×3 basketball of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Mo Tautuaa caused major problems for the Malaysians with his sheer size and strength.


The 6-foot-8 Tautuaa led the Filipinos in scoring with seven points while also protecting the paint.

Gilas started slow as it trailed Malaysia, 5-8, early before responding with a 13-1 blast to take total control of the game.


Chris Newsome sealed the Philippines’ fifth victory with a lefty layup off a nifty crossover.

The Nationals showed no letup despite already clinching a semifinals slot after going 4-0 in day one of the competitions.

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