Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) Smart Sports

Basketball

PBA probes alleged missed eight-second violation late in Magnolia-SMB game


The PBA is set to review an apparent non-call late in Magnolia’s close win over San Miguel in the Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday night.

The Hotshots hacked out the 94-90 victory to go 7-0 and send their rivals to a two-game skid, but what the Beermen officials clearly didn’t like the most was the eight-second backcourt violation that the referees appeared to have missed.

It happened inside the last 1:20 of the game and Magnolia, then holding on to a 90-85 lead, struggled to get past the swarming defense of the opposition.

Based on replays, Jio Jalalon was not able to get the ball past the midcourt line in time, with the shot clock already at the 16-second mark.

FIBA rules though state that the clock has to hit 15 seconds (15.9) for a backcourt violation to be called.

The SMB bench was livid with what they saw, though the team still managed to fight back by closing within two twice. They just couldn’t get it done, however.

As it does with all games, the league’s Commissioner’s Office will put the game under review and take another look at that particular incident.

A decision will then be made based on the findings.

San Miguel head coach Jorge Gallent respectfully declined to comment about the matter as he left the Philsports Arena shortly after the defeat, which dropped their win-loss record to 3-3. They’re presently at sixth in the standings.

#ReadMore  PBA Draft: Meralco gains Brandon Bates at 8
Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser is heading to TNT. In a trade approved by the PBA Office on Monday, the 6-foot-6 big man will join his brother...

Basketball

ANTA Philippines further strengthened its presence in the local hoops scene after partnering up with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The brand is now...

Basketball

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) unveiled the schedule for the season-ending Philippine Cup, set to kick off on February 28 and conclude on May...

Basketball

Mark Barroca and Japeth Aguilar will be headlining the 2024 PBA All-Star. The decorated veterans topped the fan voting and will therefore serve as...

3x3 Basketball

Meralco concluded its PBA 3×3 Third Conference campaign on a high note. The Bolts thwarted TNT Triple Giga’s back-to-back grand slam bid, securing a...

Basketball

June Mar Fajardo only had one thing in mind after San Miguel clinched the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup title: fly back home to...

Basketball

Chris Ross and other remnants of the famed ‘Death Five’ entered elite company following San Miguel’s conquest of the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup....

Basketball

Jericho Cruz can now turn all his focus on Guam after San Miguel successfully wrapped up the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup Finals in...

Advertisement