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Cruz owns up to starting physical plays, says sorry

TAIPEI – Carl Bryan Cruz was having his best game in the Jones Cup on Thursday night.

He finished the game watching his teammates polish off an 84-75 victory over Iraq. And he knows exactly why he ended up there.

Carl Bryan Cruz of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from @juttsulit twitter account.
Cruz admitted to starting a series of technical fouls called on the Filipinos in the fourth quarter and said he was sorry for that one play that decked an Iraqi player and ignited a dirty finish to the game at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.

“I know that it’s my fault and I am sorry,” Cruz said in a very apologetic tone in Filipino. “I know that it all started with me.”

Cruz planted a forearm to the back of the head of Iraqi Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket. The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams.

After several plays, Christian Standhardinger was the one who gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/257319/cruz-owns-starting-physical-plays-says-sorry

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