THE PBA on Thursday cracked the whip on the personalities involved in the commotion that marred Game Two of the Philippine Cup semifinals between Alaska and GlobalPort at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Aces star Calvin Abueva bore the brunt of the penalties as he was fined P41,600 after being tagged by the PBA Commissioner's Office as the 'instigator' of the melee that saw 13 technicals slapped on both sides in the first quarter of Alaska's 100-76 win over GlobalPort on Wednesday night.
Abueva's penalties were broken down as follows: for instigating a commotion (P20K), confronting GlobalPort governor and league vice chairman Erick Arejola (P10K), confronting Batang Pier players Anthony Semerad and Jay Washington (P10K), and for second motion (P1,600).
Aces forward Vic Manuel was fined P11,600 for shoving Washington twice and for second motion. In contrast, Washington, who was ejected from the game for two technicals, was slapped a P4,000 penalty.
In all, 13 players and officials received fines that totaled P91,200 - almost double the P44,200 slapped on coaches and players during Game One of the Rain or Shine-San Miguel semifinal series.
Broken down, Alaska was slapped fines totalling P74,200 compared to the P17,000 for Globalport.
The team officials who left the bench – Batang Pier team manager Bonnie Tan, coach Pido Jarencio, Aces coach Alex Compton and assistant coaches Louie Alas, Jeffrey Cariaso, and Monch Gavieres - cost them P5K each.
Washington was P4K poorer after picking up his second and third technical fouls of the conference, while the league took P1K each from Semerad, Joseph Yeo, Dorian Peña, and Aces guard Dondon Hontiveros for incurring respective technical fouls.