|Wutipong Dasom of Thailand outscored the entire Myanmar team by himself alone as the Thais cruised to an easy 102-35 victory. Photo courtesy of FIBA.com|
By Julian Reyes
MANILA --Thailand hardly broke a sweat as they cruised to their third win in the 2017 SEABA Championship with an easy 102-35 victory over lowly Myanmar at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Coming off a 60-59 loss to Indonesia, all that the Thais needed this time was Wutipong Dasom's tournament-high 40 points as the 26-year-old swingman outscored the entire Myanmar team by himself alone to lead Thailand to a big win heading into their game against the unblemished Gilas Pilipinas.
Thailand (3-1) will face the Philippines (3-0) on Tuesday before ending their campaign against winless Singapore (0-3) on Wednesday.
The Thais opened the game with a 14-0 run and allowed Myanmar, the team that the Philippines beat by 107 points, to not higher than 11 points in each of the quarter to secure the victory.
The 6-foot-5 Dasom made more field goals than how much the entire Myanmar team recorded throughout, hitting 19 of his 25 attempts to lead three other Thais in the double-digit mark.
Nakorn Jaisanuk added 15 points for Thailand, while Naratip Boonserm and Anuruk Lodliang chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Aung Wana once again top-scored Myanmar with 10 points but could not find help as his team remained winless in three outings.
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