The Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a gold medal head-to-head game against the Team Thailand at 8:15 P.M. on December 10, 2019 live from the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.
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Gilas Pilipinas will continue their gold medal bid tonight for the 2019 SEA Games and next on their way in the Finals round is team Thailand.
Team Philippines is still unblemished from the ongoing tournament from Group stage up to the semi-finals round where they faced the squad of Gilas 1.0 head coach Rajko Toroman, the team Indonesia.
With the Serbian coach on the Indonesian side, their basketball system noticeably improved. They have almost perfect ball movement which usually ended to a three-pointer. A play that is very similar to Gilas tormentor in the Asian basketball, the team South Korea.
Similar to earlier matches in this 2019 SEAG, the score was close at the end of the first half but comes the second half the Gilas squad pushed their scoring gears to a higher level.
The igniter of team Philippines versus team Indonesia particularly in the third quarter is the two-time PBA Defensive Player of the Year, Chris Ross.
Ross dropped a total of 11 points, six assists, and five rebounds. This is the first time that Ross joined the national basketball team and it seems that he was adjusting his game during the first round of the tournament.
“We’ve been talking about not looking past Indonesia and into the Finals, yet we still did,” said coach Tim Cone. “We just took things more seriously after the break and I’m just grateful that these players took this challenge seriously,” he added.