Yeng Guiao gets ejected with seconds left in Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Qatar
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MANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao will always be his old self be it in the PBA or in international competition.
Known as one of the most emotional coaches in the PBA, Guiao wears his emotions on his sleeve and has been ejected far too many times.
Add Friday’s game to that after Guiao was ejected with 28.3 seconds left and the Philippines on its way to an 84-46 victory over Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha.
The Philippines was already in high command as early as the third quarter, building an insurmountable 62-30 lead that didn’t stop Guiao from lashing out at the referees.
With the game already in the bag, Guiao got his first technical with 53 ticks left in the game after the referees called an unsportsmanlike foul on Thirdy Ravena on what looked like a clean block on wingman Nasser Khalifa Al-Rayes.
Guiao then got one more 20 seconds later after reacting to the unnecessary physicality the Qataris were giving to the Gilas players.
Guiao’s tirade earned him an early trip to the locker room but the man who’s too used to getting ejected just laughed it off and gave high fives to practically everyone he came across.
The much-needed victory kept the Philippines in the running for a berth in the Fiba World Cup, improving to a 6-5 record as the fourth seed in Group F.
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