Ginebra and Star truly had a heated duel on Sunday night that emotions spilled over to the sidelines as Hotshots team manager Alvin Patrimonio and Peter Aguilar, father of Gin Kings forward Japeth, engaged in a verbal tussle following Ginebra’s 116-103 win over Star.
The exchange was triggered when Patrimonio and Star governor Rene Pardo were complaining to the officials early in the fourth of what they felt was Gin Kings forward Jervy Cruz getting too physical.
But what caught the ire of the usually mild-mannered Patrimonio was when he saw Aguilar, who was sitting at the sidelines, gesturing him to go back to the bench.
“Parang nakakalalaki eh. Hindi naman damay ang anak niya doon sa nirereklamo namin,” said Patrimonio....
“Actually, yun talaga ang sixth man ng Ginebra,” he said. “Ever since nandito pa si coach Tim (Cone), napapansin nya rin na sobrang laking tulong ng crowd sa kanila. The best way na i-tame yung crowd is wag sila palamangin at bigyan ng magagandang plays dahil nabu-boost yung players nila.”
Unfortunately for Star, it wasn’t able to do that in the latest Manila Clasico clash....
Tempers flare in #ManilaClasico as Pingris, Marcelo, Patrimonio, Japeth’s father get piece of the action
This night was no exception, except the tension between the two teams belonging to the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) stable spilled out from the court all the way to the back after the match.
Star forward Marc Pingris and Ginebra enforcer Dave Marcelo jawed at each other after the buzzer and had to be separated by team officials Alfrancis Chua and Rene Pardo on their way back to the locker room area....
MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Barangay Ginebra Kings shook off a lethargic start and thoroughly dominated the second half to defeat the Star Hotshots, 116-103, in the "Manila Clasico" of the 2016 PBA Governors Cup on Sunday.
In front of a crowd of 16,460 fans – most of them supporting Ginebra – at the Araneta Coliseum, the Gin Kings fought back from a 17-point deficit in the second quarter to secure their sixth win against two losses in the conference.
Justin Brownlee had 38 points and eight rebounds for Ginebra, but nearly every player had their turn in the spotlight in bringing the Gin Kings back from a huge deficit. ...
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel looks to grab a share of the No.2 spot as they renew their Manila Clasico rivalry against the slumping Star Hotshots in PBA Governors’ Cup action Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Crowd darlings Ginebra and Star clash at 6:45 p.m. after the curtain-raiser between the Alaska Aces and the Blackwater Elite at 4:30 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5.
The bitter rivals are set to meet for the fourth time this season, with the Gin Kings prevailing the last two, the latest of which was a 92-87 win last February 28....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||1||6||0.143|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||8th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|