Video: Kevin Ferrer vs Glen Rice Jr Physical Altercation

Kevin Ferrer tries to get into the head of Glen Rice

Glen Rice Jr vs Kevin Ferrer
The game three battle between two heated rivals was full of in-game actions as well as special side attractions. From the verbal confrontation of Al Francis Chua and Coach Racela to the confrontation of players including Kevin Ferrer and Glen Rice Jr.
In the second quarter, Kevin Ferrer tries to get in the head of Glen Rice as he implements some sticky defensive tactics that almost flared up Glen as he pushes away Kevin Ferrer. Both were warned by the referee but Kevin continues to bother the import. 
Talk n Text lost tonight with the score of 106 -103 and while Glen Rice scored a game high of 44 points, he missed the most important shot that almost gave them another opportunity for an overtime. 
Kevin Ferrer, on the other hand, played only for 15 minutes and had zero points on a 0/3 shooting. 

Watch: Al Francis Chua had to be Dragged Away from Nash Racela After a Heated Verbal Exchange

Game 3 reaches boiling point as TNT Coach Racela and Ginebra Al Francis Chua Get into a heated verbal exchange.

Al Francis Chua photo by PBA
Al Francis Chua photo by PBA

The first half of the game three of the best of five semi-final series between Barangay Ginebra and Talk n Text ended with a verbal confrontation between Coach Nash Racela and Ginebra Governor Al Francis Chua.
The half ended with the score of  60 – 49 with Ginebra leading the game. Talk n Text was not happy by the number of fouls called against them that allowed Ginebra to take a huge lead and has been vocal about his feelings.
As they exit to the dugout, a sudden commotion disrupted the arena as Chua and Racela suddenly confronted each other that kept the already heated game to the next level.
Both were seen shouting at each other as security and players try to separate the two. It was when Commissioner Narvasa stepped in that both sides settled down. Al Francis Chua had to be dragged by Tim Cone to the Dugout in order to prevent the situation from further escalating.

Why Ginebra is Solid in Terms of Fan Support System

It was on October 22, 1985 in a game with Northern Consolidated Cement where Jaworski lit up the crowd with his drive and determination to win the game. With stitches in the lip incurred from a hit by Jeff Moore, Jaworski rushed back to the ball game and pulled up the Gins to finish the remaining seven minutes of the game.

During the play at the second quarter, Robert Jaworski was hit by an elbow from Jeff Moore and it caused him a bruise on the lip. It was bad that he had to withdraw from the game and immediately get some stitches. It was at the near end of the game when Jaworski got back, and the Gins were already on the 15 point disadvantage. But this didn’t  stop him from getting the Gins a win. He got back on the game right away and surprisingly won the match leaving the NCC Team stunned at the the sudden defeat.
This history gave birth to the famous  “Never Say Die!” of Barangay Ginebra which sparked hope in every game of Kings. That moment of Robert Jaworski was so iconic to the people of the barangay that it drew them more into supporting the team and it’s succeeding players. Ginebra become one of the prominent teams in PBA because of its solid fan base, in fact some singers also created anthem for the kings like “Ginebrang Ginebra”, “Kapag Nanalo ang Ginebra” andNang Maging Champion ang Ginebra” these songs are proof of the fans’ love for their favorite basketball team. Since then Ginebra has sustained itself a great fan base in every conference at the PBA.

(writer: Patrick Jethro Amparado)

3 important things for Ginebra to win game 2 of the PBA Finals

Game 1 slip in the hands of Ginebra via OT loss to Meralco. Here are the 3 important things for them to tie the series.

1. Defense: Defense is one of the best weapon of Ginebra coming into game 1. Ranked number 1 in that category in the playoffs. That defense was not there in game 1, allowing Meralco to score 114 points. If they want to manage to tie the series, they need to tighten up their D.

2. Justin Brownlee: Argueably one of the best import in the conference. But it was not evident in game 1 as he was outplayed by Allen Durham. Brownlee managed to score 17 points only, a far cry of his average. He needs to be aggressive attacking and defending Allen Durham.

3. Scottie Thompson: The priced rookie from Digos, Davao del Norte and the hero of their Game 5 win against SMB. This kid should stay aggressive offensively and defensively if they want to win Game 2.

Manila Clasico: Vintage come from behind win by Ginebra against Star

Staring at 17 point deficit midway of the 1st half, Ginebra composed themselves at the second half and unleashed a big comeback to frustrate the Star Hotshot anew.

The first half is all about Star dominance with the help of their import, Joel Wright and good contribution by their bench players. But the Gin Kings finally awakens in the third canto and took the lead, 78-76 after the frame.

The pivotal point of the game was the opening salvo of the final quarter which Jervy Cruz dominated and scored 6 straight points to give Ginebra a comfortable lead. And since then, it was all about Ginebra.

Ginebra was led by Justin Brownlee with 38 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists while Japeth Aguilar, who named Best Player of the Game collects 21 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assists.

Star was led by Joel Wright with 31 points and Peter June Simon with 22 points.

The scores:

GINEBRA: 116 – Brownlee 38, Aguilar 21, Mercado 14, Tenorio 13, Cruz 8, Caguioa 8, Thompson 6, Marcelo 4, Mariano 2, Devance 2, Helterbrand 0.

STAR: 103 – Wright 31, Simon 22, Pingris 13, Garcia 10, Barroca 9, Yap 9, Melton 5, Sangalang 2, Maliksi 2, Reavis 0, Pascual 0.

Scoring by Quarters: 21-33, 50-58, 78-76, 116-103