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Tempers flare in SMB-Meralco duel

/ 08:22 PM September 24, 2017

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As if emotions weren’t already on a high, tempers flared at halftime during a game between rivals San Miguel and Meralco on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses said Chris Ross and Allen Durham engaged in a trashtalk each other at the end of the second quarter and further continued as both teams went to their respective dugouts.

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Bolts big man Kelly Nabong and Ross also had a heated commotion.

Security and officials from both teams, though, were quick to pacify the situation as both teams went their separate ways.

PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa also made sure that there won’t be any trouble when the two teams returned to the court for the second half.

San Miguel leads Meralco, 51-39, at the half, in a game with heavy playoff implications hanging in the balance.

A win by the Bolts will give them the top seed and relegate the Beermen to sixth place. Meralco drops to third if it loses.

A Beermen victory on the other hand, would put them in the top two if they end up winning by at least 19 points

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TAGS: 2017 Governors' Cup, Allen Durham, Chris Ross, Meralco Bolts, San Miguel Beermen
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