Gilas Pilipinas vs Thailand live stream starts at 9:30 p.m. Philippine local time to kick off the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament on Sunday, August 20. Philippines seek victory against the biggest threat in the tournament, Thailand.
It’s not hard to see why Thailand is the team’s biggest threat, not Indonesia. Thailand is led by naturalized Tyler Lamb, who averaged 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.8 steals last year in the ABL with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, who went on to win the title.
Composed of cadets and young stars such as Kobe Paras and SEA Games vets Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks, the Philippine national men’s basketball team will look to best the five-pot field after the July 8 draw slapped them in Pot 1 alongside Indonesia. Other players include PBA players Troy Rosario, Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Von Pessumal, Raymar Jose, Almond Vosotros and Christian Standhardinger who came from the senior Gilas’ stint in Lebanon.
According to Bleacher Report, Thailand landed in Pot 2 with Singapore, though after the events in Lebanon, the distinction means little for a supposed underdog if Gilas Pilipinas enters rusty.
The matchup between Gilas Pilipinas and Thailand will be played at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Philippines owns 16 basketball gold medals, and has won the title in every SEA Games event since 1991.
Gilas Pilipinas vs Thailand Live Stream – 2017 Southeast Asian Games
When: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Where: Nouhad Nawfal Stadium, Zouk Mickael, Lebanon
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. GMT+8 (Philippine Standard Time),
TV: TV5, Aksyon TV and on www.sports5.ph/live
Live Stream: Please see below.