Gilas Pilipinas looked to exert just enough effort Wednesday in a 107-52 victory over Vietnam in preparation for its fight for the gold medal with Indonesia at the close of the 2017 SEABA Championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Thursday.
Team Phl and Indonesia stayed abreast at 5-0 through the penultimate play date of this one-round-robin FIBA Asia sub-zonal eliminator for a spot in the Asian World Cup qualifying series starting in November.
The Filipinos and the Indons slug it out in a virtual championship duel in the last game of the tourney at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Two days before their matchup with Gilas, Indon naturalized player Jamarr Johnson and Indon-American Arki Wisnu gained their FIBA clearance to play in the tourney. The two had their contributions as Indonesia mauled Myanmar, 123-50, Wednesday.