INDONESIA took advantage of Gilas Pilipinas being idle, taking the solo lead in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) Championship with a 95-52 blowout of Vietnam on Monday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The Indonesians hardly broke a sweat against the Vietnamese, breaking away early on the way to their fourth successive victory and moving a half-game ahead of the Philippines.
Prastawa Dhyaksa and Sandy Kurniawan caught fire from long range, combining for 11 of the Indonesians’ 14 three-pointers to lead the Indonesians, who dealt the Vietnamese their second loss in three games.
Dhyaksa finished with a game-high 19 points, five assists, one board, and one steal in 23 minutes off the bench, while Kurniawan added 18 markers – all from beyond the arc.
Vietnam scored the game’s first four points, but the Indonesians went on a 13-0 blast to set the tone for the rout that saw them build their biggest lead at 45.
INDONESIA 95 – Dhyaksa 19, Kurniawan 18, Pritama 12, Sitorus 10, Lakudu 9, Grahita 9, Wuysang 7, Sitepu 6, Nugroho 5
VIETNAM 52 – Trieu 12, Le NT 12, Dang 9, Nguyen VH 7, Nguyen TN 7, Tran 2, Le PT 2, To 1, Nguyen HH 0
Quarterscores: 19-10, 41-20, 65-37, 95-52