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    Slaughter shows way as Gilas completes hat-trick

    Jan 24, 2013

    GILAS Pilipinas continued to show their might, scoring a 119-46 win over Malaysia on Thursday to wrap up the preliminary round unscathed in the 19th Super Kung Sheung Cup at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong.

    The nationals improved to a 3-0 win-loss slate after earlier victories over Indonesia and host team Hong Kong in the first two days of the tournament.

    Greg Slaughter, who missed Wednesday’s game against Hong Kong due to allergies, showed no ill-effects in his return as he scored a team-high 27 points.

    College stars Kevin Alas and RR Garcia chipped in 18 points apiece, while PBA reinforcement KG Canaleta added 14.

    The team got off to a good start, leading the Malaysians 55-24 at the end of the first half.

    Gilas continued to step on the gas as they raced to an 87-42 advantage entering the fouth period, before unleashing a 32-4 blast to finish the game.

    Coach Chot Reyes' wards rest on Friday before seeing action in the quarters on Saturday.

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