The Philippines’ long reign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball tournament ends as Gilas falls to Indonesia, 85-81 in Hanoi on Sunday, May 22.
Indonesia finished the round-robin tournament with a perfect 6-0 as the Philippines fell to 5-1. This is the first time the Filipino team are settling for a silver medal since 1989.
Throughout the 21 basketball competitions in the SEA Games, the Philippines only failed to win the gold three times: 1979, 1989 – Malaysia and 2022 against Indonesia.
This is the first gold for Indonesia’s men’s basketball team in the SEA Games.
Screenshot of live stream of SEA Games 2022
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Gilipinas Pilipinas athlete Kiefer Ravena tweeted “Sorry we felt short” after the tournament.
— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) May 22, 2022