The 2007 Southeast Asian Games (SEA) basketball tournaments is being held at Keelapirom Stadium, Suranaree University of Technology at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
The basketball events were not held on the 2005 Southeast Asian Games since the host country, the Philippines basketball federation (the Basketball Association of the Philippines) was suspended by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The suspension was lifted in 2006 and the Philippines and Malaysia will defend their men's and women's championships, respectively, last won in 2003.
The tournament was conducted on a single round robin; the team with best record wins the gold.
The men's team of the Philippines maintained their superiority in the SEA Games, winning all of their games with an average lead of 42 points; the women's team of Malaysia easily dispatched their opponents in the first two games before upending the Thais in overtime to successfully defend their gold.
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