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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has announced the amount of fines handed to Alaska Aces forward Calvin Abueva and others involved during the altercation which took place in the first quarter of Game 2 in the Alaska vs. GlobalPort semis series on Wednesday, January 6.
According to the league’s transaction page, 13 players and officials were given a total fine worth P91,200, with Abueva having to pay P41,600 for the following faults:
For instigating a commotion (P20,000), for second motion (P1,600), for confronting PBA vice chairman Eric Arejola (P10,000), and for confronting Batang Pier players Anthony Semerad and Jay Washington (P5,000).
Abueva’s teammate, Vic Manuel, was fined a total of P11,600 for the following:
For shoving Jay Washington twice (P10,000) and for second motion.
Fines were also handed out to GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan and head coach Pido Jarencio for leaving the bench during the altercation (P5,000 each).
Alaska head coach Alex Compton and his assistants Monch Gavieres, Louie Alas, and Jeffrey Cariaso were also fined P5,000 each for the same reason.
GlobalPort players Joseph Yeo, Dorian Pena, and Semerad and Alaska veteran Dondon Hontiveros were also fined P1,000 each for their first technical fouls of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup, while Washington was fined a total of P4,000 for his second and third technical fouls of the conference.
Game 2, which was won by Alaska to tie the series at 1-1, had a total of 16 technical fouls - tying a PBA record - with 13 being handed out after the altercation.
The tussle was initiated when Hontiveros fell to the playing floor after a possession and dragged Semerad with him.
Abueva and Washington went to help their respective teammates, but in the process ran into each other and dropped Semerad back to the floor. Washington then promptly pushed Abueva, and a shouting match involving players, coaching staff, and officials from both teams ensued.