GlobalPort, San Mig Coffee brawl erupts in PBA Governors’ Cup


06:41 PM September 4th, 2013

September 4th, 2013 06:41 PM

A brawl erupts between players of GlobalPort Batang Pier and San Mig Coffee Mixers during their game at the Cuneta Astrodome Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Marqus Blakely and Jo Devance of San Mig went after GlobalPort’s Kelly Nabong as teammate Marvin Hayes laid on the floor. Referees tried to stop the fight that ended with Blakely and Hayes being slapped with technical fouls while Marc Pingris (foreground) and Nabong were thrown out of the game. The Mixers beat Batang Pier, 102-88, at the PBA Governors’ Cup.PHOTO BY: PBA MEDIA BUREAU / SPORTS5 (Paolo Papa)

MANILA, Philippines – An on-court brawl erupted during the third quarter of the game between GlobalPort and San Mig Coffee Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Mixers forward Marc Pingris and Batang Pier rookie Kelly Nabong were sent out of the court after exchanging blows.

GlobalPort’s Kelly Nabong takes a swing at San Mig Coffee Mixers’ Marc Pingris as a fight erupts between the two teams at the Cuneta Astrodome Wednesday night, Sept. 4, 2013. Both Nabong and Pingris were thrown out of the game that the Mixers eventually won. PHOTO BY: PBA MEDIA BUREAU / SPORTS5 (Paolo Papa)

The scuffle ensued after GlobalPort reserve Marvin Hayes and San Mig Coffee import Marqus Blakely got tangled up.

Blakely’s teammate Joe Devance shoved Hayes down on the floor then Nabong pushed Blakely.

Devance and Hayes were slapped with a technical foul for second motion.

The game was stopped with the Mixers holding a 58-39 lead at the 8:11 mark of the third period.  Mark Giongco

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