PH downs Vietnam to stay perfect in SEABA Championship, 107-52

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) — Gilas Pilipinas maintained their perfect record in the the South East Asian Basketball (SEABA) Championship after rollicking Vietnam, 107-52, on Wednesday night at the Big Dome.

Matthew Wright lit it up from the three-point arc for Gilas, draining five triples on the way to scoring a game-high 19 points.

Like their previous games, the Philippines did not look in danger of losing at any point of the game.

Gilas opened up their first big lead of the game when they went on an 14-0 rally to give them a 18-5 advantage in the opening period.

Vietnam made a good account of themselves, but were unable to mount much of a challenge as they went into the halftime break staring at a 53-29 deficit.

The Philippines took care of business as they notched their fifth straight victory of the tournament.

Nguyen Thanh Nhan led Vietnam with 11 markers.

Philippine naturalized big man Andray Blatche was rested by head coach Chot Reyes, who said wanted to keep the former Brooklyn Net fresh for their final game.

Reyes added that this game was in preparation for the their matchup against Indonesia on Thursday.

"Well basically this game was really played in preparation for Indonesia tomorrow," Reyes said. "To prepare them emotionally and mentally tomorrow, because we know that's going to be a hard one."

Gilas Pilipinas will face off against undefeated Indonesia on Thursday evening for the final game of the SEABA Championship.