Marcelo, Dionisio fined
Weeks later, Aris Dionisio and Dave Marcelo are issued penalties.
The league did not provide details, but a source said Marcelo was handed a P50,000 penalty for allegedly instigating he fight.
Dionisio was fined P30,000.
Marcelo was barred by TNT from participating in Game Five and was not seen at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym, the Tropang Giga later saying it was an internal team disciplinary action.
Dionisio played for Magnolia.
TNT nevertheless clinched the title in Game Five and brought the trophy to Marcelo’s hotel room to celebrate.
Terrafirma confidence boost with Cabagnot
Terrafirma is counting on Alex Cabagnot to lead on and off th court.
The perennial strugglers are now thinking playoffs, with the Dyip getting a veteran playmaker with several PBA titles under his belt.
“Si Alex, marami nang experience, marami nang championships. Puwede nya ma-share din sa amin.”
“Malay mo dahil sa kanya, matulungan niya ang team na makapasok kami sa quarterfinals,” Cardel added.
Kai Sotto off to fine start
Kai Sotto does well in his first NBL preseason game with the 36ers.
The 19-year-old Sotto shot 3 for 8 and committed four turnovers.
The 36ers face the Perth Wildcats on Tuesday.
The NBL season is set to open on Dec. 3.
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