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Dave Marcelo fined P20k, dodges suspension for flagrant 2 on Standhardinger

/ 04:43 PM April 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix big man Dave Marcelo on Tuesday was fined P20,000 for his flagrant foul penalty two against San Miguel Beer forward Christian Standhardinger in Game 3 of the Philippine Cup semifinals Sunday, as per PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial.

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Marcelo was thrown out at the 10:22 mark of the second quarter after hacking Standhardinger in the face as the Fil-German drove to the basket.

It marked the second time that a player got tossed in the rough-and-tumble series with Standhardinger also getting called for a flagrant 2 on Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva in Game 2.

The Fuel Masters went on to win Game 3, 92-90, and avoid a 0-3 hole in the best-of-seven duel.

Fortunately for Phoenix, the 6-foot-5 Marcelo was spared from a suspension and will be available for Game 4 later at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

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TAGS: 2019 Philippine Cup, Christian Standhardinger, Dave Marcelo, fined, flagrant 2, Game 3, PBA, Phoenix Fuel Masters, San Miguel Beermen, Semifinals, semis
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