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Jan 7, 2016
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The 2015-16 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals is getting heated!

Last night's bruising battle between the Globalport Batang Pier and the Alaska Aces was won by the Aces, 100-76, tying the best of seven series at one game apiece. The 24-point margin isn't the game's most notable stat though; that distinction belongs to the amount of technical fouls called in the game: 16.

Thirteen of which resulted from a shoving incident at the 0:52 mark of the first quarter.

Ah, Calvin Abueva and his antics...

And now, for the longest sanctions announcement we've heard in all our days watching sports:

That was a mouthful!

You could replay the clip to get that all again, or you could go through the list of players and team staff members T'd up here:

- Abueva (Aces, for second motion)
- Vic Manuel (Aces, for second motion)
- Dondon Hontiveros (Aces, for second motion)
- Jay Washington (Batang Pier, for second motion)
- Anthony Semerad (Batang Pier, for second motion)
- Alex Compton (Aces head coach, for entering the court)
- Dickie Bachman (Aces team manager, for entering the court)
- Louie Alas (Aces assistant coach, for entering the court)
- Jeff Cariaso (Aces assistant coach, for entering the court)
- Monch Gavieres (Aces assistant coach, for entering the court)
- Pido Jarencio (Batang Pier head coach, for entering the court)
- Erick Arejola (Batang Pier governor, for entering the court)
- Bonnie Tan (Batang team manager, for entering the court)

Whew!

The game matched the league record for the most technical fouls called set in 1997 during an out-of-town match between Shell and curiously, Alaska.

The T-fest came on the heels Yeng Guiao's "Pabebe Wave" and the Beermen's epic comeback from a 22-point deficit in Game 1 of the other playoff series between Rain Or Shine and San Miguel.

Whoever said the PBA semifinals aren't worth watching is a big, fat liar.

 

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