Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “I congratulated him for the win, told him, ‘nice game’ and it’s just the way it is inside the court but outside we’re friends.” Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES “We were too physical and in some cases it we were going above what’s allowed,” said Barroca in Filipino. “Banchero and I are friends but [commissioner Willie Marcial] told us that it’s not good to the game if we continue to go at it constantly.”PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said he had already talked to the two players after the game, giving them a warning. Marcial added he will also meet both players on Thursday before making a decision on the matter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBanchero and Barroca were called with double technical fouls with 5:21 left in the game for continuous shoving in a dead ball situation but the crowning hit happened in the final three minutes of the game.The two guards were jostling for position while Alaska import Mike Harris was at the free throw line when Barroca decked Banchero with a groin shot that escaped the call of the referees. Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon denies punching anyone in Game 4 of PBA Finals SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia guard Mark Barroca downplayed his incident with Alaska playmaker Chris Banchero late in Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Barroca was caught on replay hitting Banchero in the groin with a closed fist inside the last three minutes of the Hotshots’ 90-76 loss to the Aces that tied the title series at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Both teams continued with their play while Banchero laid on the floor in pain and Barroca took that opportune time to shoot a three that trimmed the Hotshots’ deficit to nine, 78-69.Banchero, however, got his revenge with his own three giving the Aces an 85-73 cushion with 1:16 remaining in the game.Barroca, who could be suspended for Game 5, said things were just heated inside the court and both he and Banchero weren’t able to remain totally composed.“The game was just heated and they won so we got to bounce back next game,” said Barroca, who had eight points and four rebounds.The two, however, patched things up near the end of the game leaving whatever happened between them behind.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View commentslast_img

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