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Local players express mixed reactions on Gilas vs Australia brawl

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Local basketball players and fans who witnessed the shocking Gilas Pilipinas and Australia Boomers duel expressed mixed emotions as they feel for the national team, while dealing with disappointed, embarassed, and broken #Puso.

As thousand-strong Pinoy hoop fans were all pumped up to cheer for the national pride in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Gilas made the unimaginable happened.

The excitement at the Philippine Arena, however, turned into a total chaos as a regular ball game got ugly when both teams ended up in a bench-clearing brawl midway through the 3rd quarter on Monday, July 2.

Some PBA co-players expressed their disgust and embarrassment over the commotion, while most local cagers shared the much-needed support for the Philippine team.