Raymundo suspended one game; Peña heads back to Petron for Sharma, CruzBy Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines – Reserve guard Pamboy Raymundo of Talk ‘N Text was slapped with stiffer penalties than expected after the PBA Commissioner’s Office upgraded on Tuesday his Game 4 offenses to Flagrant Foul Penatly 2s.
With the outcome settled of Game 3 practically settled in Sunday’s Game 4, Raymundo came into the game and promptly planted an elbow to the side of B-Meg guard Josh Urbiztondo’s face and then whacked Joe Devance with an open hand in the back of the head after Devance tossed the ball to his face.
Raymundo was suspended for Wednesday’s Game 5 after his actions – all squeezed into the 14 seconds of action he saw during the match won by the Tropang Texters. He was fined P40,000.
In trade developments, meanwhile, Dorian Pena returns to Petron Blaze in exchange for Carlo Sharma and Celino Cruz even as a deal that would send Jondan Salvador of Barako Bull to Powerade for Dough Kramer was turned down by commissioner Chito Salud.
Talk ‘N Text and B-Meg collide in an expectedly heated Game 5 Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.