The Gilas Pilipinas Are Training For The 2019 SEA Games

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The Gilas Pilipinas is the national basketball team for the Philippines and will be representing their country in the 2019 SEA Games. The Philippine team is one of the heavy favorites going into the competition, but after this year’s disappointing World Cup appearance, some fans are worried the team might fall short in the SEA Games too. 

The Gilas Pilipinas is the national basketball team for the Philippines and will be representing their country in the 2019 SEA Games. The Philippine team is one of the heavy favorites going into the competition, but after this year’s disappointing World Cup appearance, some fans are worried the team might fall short in the SEA Games too. 

Since 1991, no other country participating in the SEA Games has been able to win a gold medal in men’s basketball due to the Philippines’ dominance in the sport. Malaysia is the only country to ever beat out the Philippines for gold in the sport of basketball (men’s). Malaysia won gold in 1979, and 1989, other than that the Philippines national team has won gold in men’s basketball every time. 

Veteran Point guard LA Tenorio told the media that despite the team being heavy favorites, the Pilipinas is not guaranteed a gold medal. Tenorio also says that the team could get caught stumbling if they are not prepared. He also stated that “We’re prepared for the SEA Games like we’re prepared for the World Cup.” 

The Pilipinas might have been prepared for the World Cup, but they didn’t leave the tournament with a win. In the group rounds, the Philippine national team went 0-4. 

The lackluster performance in the World Cup has fans worried that the team may not be ready for the SEA Games. The last two times the Philippines has played in the SEA games, Thailand has almost beaten the Pilipinas. 

Game lines for betting on basketball during the SEA games can be found with online sportsbooks that offer basketball odds. Philippine sportsbooks are not allowed to offer betting lines for domestic events, and since the competition will be held in the Philippines this year, it is considered a domestic event. 

Philippine gambling laws do not restrict access to offshore betting sites only domestic online sites. Sportsbooks operating from inside the Philippines are not allowed to offer their services to Philippine residents. President Duterte has made it clear that he does not like gambling but will allow the service due to the revenue generated for the local government.

Men’s basketball at the SEA Games is scheduled to begin on December 1st for the 3×3 competition. The 5×5 competition will start a few days later on December 4th, 2019. The 3×3 competition will be held at the Filoil Flying V Centre (San Juan), and the 5×5 competition will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena (Bay City, Pasay).

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