The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Indonesia National Basketball Team at 7:00 P.M. on May 18, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Tonight will be the gold medal game between the Gilas and Indonesia. Apart from that, the team that will win will also get the ticket going to the FIBA Asia Cup which will takes place in Lebanon this coming August 10 to 20, 2017.
The person who was put in charged to prepare the schedule of games for the 2017 SEABA Championships probably got a crystall ball or probably he is very good in analyzing South East Asian basketball.
The last game went to both undefeated teams, Philippines and Thailand.
This tournament doesn’t have a finals round, instead whichever team gets the best record wins the 2017 SEABA Championships.
Coaches of these zero-loss teams are wise enough to keep their ace player in their yesterday’s game prior to their today’s scheduled match.
Although Jamarr Johnson scored 17 points in their last outing against Myanmar, what really he can bring to his team remains a mystery. Most of his field-goals made are close to the rim and he only attempted one long range jumper.
Arki Wisnu only logged a very limited minutes but still able to contribute 7 points for team Indonesia.
Johnson and Wisnu are the two Indonesian players who got their clearance to play this year’s SEABA tourney. With their timely addition to the lineup, it makes Indonesia a serious contender for the SEABA crown.
Coach Chot Reyes on the other hand, gives Andray Blatche zero playing time but still the host nation dominated team Vietnam.
It was Matthew Wright’s turn to explode especially from rainbow territory as he sank his 5 treys in 7 attempts.
Wright finished with 19 points while Raymond “Rock en Roll” Almazan added 16 points along with his 6 rebounds.
Also prior to the Gilas vs Indonesia match is the Malaysia vs Myanmar scheduled at 3:00 P.M. followed by Vietnam and Singapore at 5:00 P.M.
2017 SEABA Championships Replay: Gilas Pilipinas vs Indonesia