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Austria on Finals physicality: ‘Mas physical pa ‘yung semis’


San Miguel coach Leo Austria insisted that the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series between his Beermen and TNT KaTropa is not as physical as perceived by many.

The Best of 7 PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals series is heading into Game Five where the first four matches have seen several physical incidents and skirmishes.

When asked about the physicality of the series, Austria said he doesn’t see anything that is outside the bounds of the rules of the game.

“I don’t think this is a very physical game. Mas physical pa nga ‘yung semifinals. Just like what happened last game (Game Three), walang physicality, hindi inaallow. ‘Yung konting dikit, foul,” said Austria.

TNT import Terrence Jones and some of SMB’s players have been going at it in the series on and off the court, with Chris Ross even calling Jones as “mentally a baby” and Kelly Nabong saying that the former NBA player “flops all the time.”

But Austria shrugged off negative comments that the Beermen may be playing too physical.

“Sometimes, may ganyan. If one of the team loses, there is some things you will hear. That’s normal. This is the kind of world (we are in) especially in social media. Kanya kanyang partisan,” said Austria.