Fight breaks out at PBA match

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A fight breaks out in the PBA match between San Mig Coffee and GlobalPort.

MANILA, Philippines — A fight broke out in the 3rd quarter of a PBA match between the San Mig Coffee Mixers and the GlobalPort Batang Pier, leading to the ejection — and possible suspension — of two players on Wednesday night, September 4 at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The Mixers were comfortably ahead, 59-38, with 8:11 remaining in the period when GlobalPort’s Marvin Hayes and SMC import Marqus Blakely fell hard on the floor while being entangled. 

Joe DeVance then rushed onto Hayes before Kelly Nabong intervened, prompting Marc Pingris to join the fray as the scuffle erupted into a match between Pingris and Nabong.

Pingris was able to throw a punch at Nabong but the latter was able to knee the Gilas forward before Mixers’ coach Tim Cone pulled Nabong to the ground to stop the fight.

Both Pingris and Nabong were thrown out of the game for fighting while Hayes and Devance were assessed technical fouls for second motion.

The referees, likewise, called a double foul on Blakely and Hayes. –

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