PBA Commissioner Chito Salud on Saturday suspended a referee for the remainder of the conference after missing a crucial call in the final seconds of a quarterfinals game between Rain or Shine and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
In a statement released on Sunday, Salud said upon review, a 24-second shot clock violation should have been called with 8.7 seconds left on the game clock.
Had the whistle was blown it would’ve prevented a breakaway layup by the Elasto Painters’ Jeff Chan with 4.6 ticks left that proved to be the game-winning basket.
“A closer look at the play shows that Jeff Chan tapped the ball from Michael Dunigan with .2 second left on the shot clock. When the ball was tapped away from the hands of Dunnigan, this in itself did not constitute a loss of possession on the part of the offensive team and therefore did not stop the shot clock from counting down,” the statement read....
There was one more person, however, who helped the Elasto Painters withstand the Gin Kings' onslaught: Raymond Almazan.
The sophomore big man, who was given Best Player honors, credited his impressive outing to the effect of the Mall of Asia Arena on his performance....
But easy is not a word that can describe their series against No. 8 Barangay Ginebra, even if it did end in one game.
“Swerte lang. We got lucky,” Guiao told sportswriters after the game....
MANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine overcame a hostile Ginebra team—and a hostile Ginebra crowd—92-91, eliminating PBA’s most famous team in the Commissioner’s Cup playoffs on Saturday evening at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Jeff Chan got into a gem of a defensive moment as he stole the ball from Ginebra import Michael Dunigan at the end of the shot clock and drove to his own basket for the game-winning layup with 4.9 seconds left in the game.
Painters head coach Yeng Guiao was “glad” that their one-game playoff with Ginebra was over and, he said, they all got lucky....
Beau Belga and the twice-to-beat Rain or Shine Elasto Painters renew their rivalry with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, this time with much more at stake as they clash in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
Rain or Shine and Ginebra collide at 5:15 p.m. after the curtain-raiser between twice-to-beat Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters and Barako Bull Energy at 3 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||9||3||0.750|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||8||0.467||3rd|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||18||8||0.692||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||4th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||9||7||0.562||5th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||15||12||0.556||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||14||7||0.667||Champions|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||8th|