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Ross bothered by semi-finals getting dirty: ‘That’s not basketball’

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San Miguel guard Chris Ross has aired his disappointment over how the PBA Philippine Cup semi-finals is becoming to become dirty, saying those kinds of side-shows should not takeplace in a basketball game.

“All the dirty shit, that should not be happening. I just want to play basketball,” Ross expressed Thursday night after the Beermen had lost to Rain or Shine in Game 2, 105-97.

“But all the dirty shit, that is not basketball. That is what I have a problem with.”

Ross did not specify any instance where he felt the game had been getting dirty but he claimed there have been several instances where too many unnecessary things have gone on, and it is affecting how the teams should be playing.

“There are many (instances) where you don’t know if it is still basketball. That is where I have a problem with,” Ross said.

Even Elasto Painters head coach Yeng Guiao was still disappointed about the officiating, saying, “we really don’t understand what a foul is and what not a foul is.

Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Ross bothered by semi-finals getting dirty: 'That's not basketball'

Guiao added: “It has been so many games this conference but (we are) still confused.”

A handful of players were given technical fouls in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Rain or Shine series. Less than 24 hours ago, a scuffle highlighted Game 2 of Alaska-Globalport, which led to fines totalling 91,200 pesos.

Ross, who had gone scoreless in Game 2 on 0-for-4 field goals, has no plans of making his complaint formal, but he hopes the games veer away from being too dirty.

“It has no place in basketball. All the dirty plays, dealing with the knees. I don’t know. I just want to play basketball.”

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