Even without Andray Blatche, Gilas Pilipinas beat Vietnam 107-52, to extend their unscathed run in the 2017 Southeast Asian Basketball Association, Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Matthew Wright’s hot shooting took centerstage this time. He hit three triples in successive fashion in the third period to put the host out of the Vietlnamese’s striking range.
Wright finished the game with 19 markers, two boards and a dime.
Calvin Abueva, who currently holds the second spot in the tourney’s top scorers, wounded up with 16 points—his fourth double-digit production in five outings. His best game came in the opening night rout of the Burmese, where he scored 22.