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first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding TNT takes 3rd win, sends Phoenix crashing to 6th straight loss SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Philippines’ Gilas Cadets in the Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — With Gilas head coach Chot Reyes on the bench, the Philippine men’s basketball team scored an underwhelming 68-60 victory over Singapore to make the Southeast Asian Games finals Friday.Disjointed and groping for form all evening, the Nationals failed to ditch the Singaporeans in their semifinals match at MABA Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes flew in town to watch the games but allowed John Uichico to call the shots for the team that lacked sharpness and coordination.Mike Tolomia helped up with 10 points, while Baser Amer chipped in eight.The Philippines fielded in a water-down version of Gilas for this tournament compared to the full-strength team that won the SEABA title in Manila which Reyes handled.The only time the Philippines asserted its mastery was when it posted a 41-26 lead late in the third on a dunk by 6-foot-8 Fil-German Standhardinger.It led, 67-56, late in the fourth but still let Singapore to score big shots down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension They will face the winner between Thailand and Indonesia which are locked in battle in the other semis.Troy Rosario scored 14 points, while Christian Standhardinger 13 for Gilas which allowed the Singaporeans to close in despite having a far inferior bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippines has reached the basketball finals every time the sport was played in the biennial games.But on Friday, it trudged on instead of barging into the championship round on Saturday. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img

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