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Slingers’ Alexander insists no travel in crucial play

Singapore forward Xavier Alexander stood by what the game officials called, or didn’t call, in the Slingers’ 90-80 road win over Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday night.

Alexander got away with what seemed to be a traveling violation late in the fourth quarter which drew the ire of Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag and the hometown crowd at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

Singapore Slingers’ Xavier Alexander. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net
“The referees didn’t call, it wasn’t a travel,” said Alexander insisted.

Not only did Alexander get the benefit of a no-whistle, he finished the sequence with a jumper to give the Slingers an 84-76 lead as the 24-second clock buzzed off with 2:02 left in the game.

Alexander said he wasn’t even sure that he beat the buzzer or if the referees blew on their whistle as the crowd was too loud for him to pick out the sounds on the floor.

Author: Bong Lozada, Inquirer
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