Alaska wins but Petron’s Balkman steals limelight as he chokes teammate


CROSS LEGS Rob Dozier of Alaska and Arwind Santos of petron seem to have their legs crossed during their game Friday night which the Aces won. PBA PHOTO/NUKI SABIO

MANILA, Philippines — Alaska got back into winning track, derailing Petron, 83-73, on Friday night in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup but the Boosters’ import Renaldo Balkman stole the limelight.

It was not by dominating like he usually does as he only finished with six points — but by taking his frustrations out on his teammates.

With 21.6 seconds left, Balkman was complaining profusely to the referees about a non call when his teammates came running to pacify the exasperated import.

In an shocking move, Balkman pushed aside one of his coaches as he continued complaining to the referee, shoved Ronald Tubid and Arwind Santos and then eventually putting his hand around Santos’ neck.

Those gestures only compounded Petron’s woes that night as it dropped to 5-2 and to third  place behind Alaska, which improved to 6-1, and Rain or Shine.

The Aces drew clutch baskets from Cyrus Baguio in the final 1:20 of the game to put the Boosters away for good.

Robert Dozier led Alaska with 18 points, 26 rebounds, two assists and five blocks while managing to successfully check Balkman, who averages over 28 points a game.

“I’m proud of Dozier, he played physical with him,” said coach Luigi Trillo. “I don’t know if every day you could stop Balkman.”

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  • Baho Puwet

    NBA superstar & Knick legend Renaldo Balkman causing havoc in Manila. Balkman was handpicked by ASSiah ThomAZZ The Weasel during their glorious Knick days. Siguradong Hall of Fame bound si Balkie Boy. BTW, Andrew Bynum will probably be named MVP this season with LeBalding Flopper from the Heat placing 2nd and Kobe The Aging Mamba 3rd. 

  • EdsonArantesDoNascimiento

    Another mtf,UGLY AMERICAN(!!!!)showing their natural and true face&nature!!!!Send this mtf-nigger back home NOW!!!!!!!

  • Danyel

    tuwing nanonood ako ng Alaska game lagi sila talo….lahat ng panalo nila this season di ko napanood….wala raw talo kaya na curious ako,pinanood ko game nila vs. SanMig…butata….di ko pinanood vs. Petron panalo uli……

  • Andrew Denolang

    Actually, 3rd nalang ang Petron ngayon behind Rain or Shine who are at 5-1…

  •ño/547763020 Erwin Triviño

    “I’m proud of Dozier; he played physical with him,” said coach Luigi Trillo. “I don’t know if every day you could stop Bowles.”Baka you mean Balkman.

  • Pepe Alas

    Tiguilan na dapat ang paggamit ng mg̃a imports. Biguián namán natin ng DIGNIDAD ang basketball dito sa Filipinas. ¿Mamámatay ba ang basketball dito sa atin capág naualâ ang mg̃a ogag na yan? At isá pá, ipinápaquita lang nating ang mentalidad colonial natin sa ganiáng sistema.

    • Choy

      your a fcking racist bro.

      • Pepe Alas

        Tonto. Cung ininsulto co ang raza nilá, doón mo sabihin na racista acó. Magbasá-basá ca ñgâ cung anó ang ibig sabihin ng racismo. May internet connection ca namán.

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