Alaska forwards Calvin Abueva and Vic Manuel were left with lighter wallets after receiving stiff penalties in the wake of the near free-for-all during Game Two of their Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup semi-final series.
League commissioner Chito Narvasa handed out a whopping total of P91,200 worth of fines to both squads, but none of the players and team officials involved in the first quarter incident were handed suspensions.
Abueva was handed the most severe punishment among the 13 players and coaches with a P41,600 fine – P20,000 for instigating a commotion, P1,600 for second motion, P10,000 for confronting PBA Vice Chairman and Globalport Team Governor Erick Arejola, and P10,000 for confronting Anthony Semerad and Jay Washington.
Manuel, on the other hand, garnered the second-highest fine during the incident with P11,600 – P10,000 for shoving Jay Washington twice, and P1,600 for second motion.
Alaska Head Coach Alex Compton and assistants Monch Gavieres, Jeffrey Cariaso, and Louie Alas, together with Globalport Head Coach Pido Jarencio and team manager Bonnie Tan were slapped with P5,000 infractions each for leaving the bench during an altercation.
Washington, who was ejected from the ballgame late in the third quarter, was slapped with a P4,000 fine for his second and third technical fouls of the Philippine Cup.
Globalport’s Anthony Semerad, Joseph Yeo, and Dorian Peña, plus Alaska’s Dondon Hontiveros were assessed P1,000 each for their first technical fouls of the tournament.
The latest string of fines came on the heels of the incident in the other semifinal set between San Miguel and Rain Or Shine, where both squads were meted P44,200 in sanctions by the league following their series opener last Tuesday.
Rain Or Shine Head Coach Yeng Guiao and forward Beau Belga were slapped with P20,000 fines apiece for an incident that occurred at the 9:45 mark of the third quarter of their 105-109 loss.