THE Philippine men and women’s basketball teams open their campaign in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games on Monday at the Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Naypyitaw.
Sinag Pilipinas battles Singapore at 2 p.m. (3:30 p.m. Manila time), while Perlas ng Pilipinas debuts against Malaysia at 10 a.m. (11:30 p.m. Manila time).
Gilas Pilipinas got a good look at the Singaporeans on Sunday during the opening day of the competitions when the team from the Lion City was beaten by Thailand, 59-69.
A facet of the Singapore team that was noticeable, according to the coaching staff, was its speed.
Perlas Pilipinas, meanwhile, is looking to avenge its loss to the Malaysians in the Fiba-Asia Women’s Championships Level II.