SEA Games: Gilas Philippinus whips Cambodia after fleeing Thailand

LeBron Lopez flies for a slam at the Gilas Polypinas game against Cambodia at the 31st SEA Games.  Sea Games Pool

LeBron Lopez flies for a slam at the Gilas Polypinas game against Cambodia at the 31st SEA Games. Sea Games Pool

MANILA, Philippines – After a close call against Thailand, the Cambodia team had no problem making it easier for the Gilas Philipinas to overmaster 100-32 against Thailand in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday.

The 14th men’s basketball gun for gold, the Philippines wasted no time in asserting its dominance.

The Filipinos emerged 52-11 to keep the game out of reach in just two quarters as the Glass took a 57-17 lead in the half.

LeBron Lopez was leading with 17 points with 11 points in the first half.

Glass expanded its advantage by holding Cambodia to just six points in the third quarter with its foot on the gas paddle.

The 76-73-year-old Thai survivors will play against Singapore at the Thanh Tri District Sporting Hall on Wednesday.

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