Basketball Game Devolves Into a Massive On-Court Brawl

FIBA Gilas Group B set up for explosive finish

Basketball's governing body FIBA has launched a probe following the chaos at Monday's World Cup qualifying match where players exchanged flying kicks and punches.

Thirteen players were ejected after the embarrassing fight, leaving the Philippines to play three on five against Australia.

Play was suspended for 30 minutes while match officials reviewed the incident, ejecting 13 players from the court: Goulding, Kickert, Thon Maker and Nathan Sobey, along with nine from the Philippines side.

FIBA has already opened disciplinary proceedings against both teams.

The fight started when Australia was leading with a 79-48 score before things turned physical with Philippines guard Roger Ray Pogoy sending Australia's Chris Goulding to the ground with an elbow.

Moore issued a statement following the match to apologise for the Boomers' involvement in the violent incident, saying BA were "extremely disappointed" with what happened.




"The most alarming part to us was that it escalated out of the players' side, into fans and officials".

The post Video: Massive Brawl Breaks Out During Australia-Philippines Basketball Game appeared first on The Spun. Blatche and Pogoy, Terrence Romeo Carl Bryan Cruz, Jayson William, Calvin Abueva, Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright. Filipino cager RR Pogoy pushed Australian Chris Goulding on a drive that led to the retaliation of Daniel Kickert which ignited the brawl.

One of the craziest snippets from the entire melee came from Bucks and Australia star Maker though.

"The way in which we want the game to be projected is severely compromised". During a closed-door practice conducted by the Boomers early Sunday afternoon, members of the Australian team forcibly removed the stickers of the game sponsors from the hardcourt of the Philippine Arena.

He said the incident has elevated their awareness of security for the team as they play worldwide games in the future. "So, we find that an extraordinary allegation." . "5th time. You don't expect to do it to a team 5 times and not expect to to retaliate".

But the incident may just overshadow performances from both teams.

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