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Arwind Santos Vs. Calvin Abueva: Someone May End Up In The Hospital Before The PBA Philippine Cup Finals Is Over

"UFC na ba ang PBA?" goes one of the observations of the Philippine Cup Finals 
by Mikey Agulto | Jan 12, 2015
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Have you been watching the PBA Phillipine Cup Finals series between the Alaska Aces and the San Miguel Beermen? The first three games have had its share of shouting matches, technical fouls, and "accidental" elbows.

But then again, such is usually the case when Calvin Abueva is involved. He is, after all, notorious for getting on opponents' nerves. 

'Memba this?

Calvin Abueva

Calvin's latest victim: Beermen star and fellow Kapampangan Arwind Santos, who, by the way, also happens to be a tough sumbitch. Check out what happened between the two last Friday, January 9...

 
Jump all the way to the 13:00 mark for the altercation

With the way things are going, one of these men is sure to end up in a hospital before this thing is over. Here's a recap of the physicality that took place between them in the last three games:


The shouting match you just saw was instigated by a loose ball that went out of bounds during Game 2. Arwind clearly was taunting and mocking Calvin when he saw "The Beast" pointing a finger at him.


Moments later, a wayward elbow from Abueva underneath the rim gave Santos a boxer's cut on his forehead. Dayum!


Arwind, however, brushed it off and kept playing. "Sa tagal kong naglalaro, normal na ang physicality," he explains to SPIN.ph. "Parte na lang ng laro 'yan, eh. Kung sino na lang ang mapikon, siya ang talo."


Calvin, on the other hand, doesn't think it's normal. "Alam naman ng tao kung ano ang totoong laro sa pananakit na ginagawa nila," he points out. "Itanong nila sa sarili nila kung laro pa ba ang ginagawa nila."


Game 3 last Sunday saw both teams tone down on the physicality, but Arwind once again sustained a cut, this time on his right eyebrow.


Nonetheless, he chose to remain on the floor, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Calvin and the Aces, however, mounted a monumental fourth quarter rally to erase a 21-point deficit to get the win (and the series lead), 78-70.


Look at that giant wound. San Miguel should probably hire Manny Pacquiao's cutman for the duration of the series.


Game 4 is set to take place this Wednesday, January 14. But if Arwind and Calvin's previous games are any indication, one of them should probably sit it out. Mahirap na!

Arwind


Just kidding. We can't wait to see these guys in action again!

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