Ross on costly technical foul: ‘I don’t think I deserved it’




01:08 AM May 22nd, 2017

By: Bong Lozada, May 22nd, 2017 01:08 AM


San Miguel point guard Chris Ross said he didn’t deserve to get hit with a costly technical foul late in the Beermen’s loss to the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings Sunday night.

Ross was slapped with a technical foul after complaining on a personal foul called against him while trying to stop Ginebra import Justin Brownlee’s layup in the open court.

Ginebra was only ahead by six, 95-90, with exactly two minutes left.

“It was a tough break of the game, you guys saw that, everyone who saw the game saw what happened,” said Ross after San Miguel lost, 107-99.

“It was the call he made, it was a technical, I don’t think I deserved it.”

Brownlee made his free throws and LA Tenorio hit the technical as well, giving Ginebra a 98-90 cushion—enough room for the Gin Kings to hold on.

Ross, who finished with seven points and nine assists, said his technical foul was a big blow to their comeback attempt especially with the Beermen riding on a 14-6 run up until the call.

“The referee made a call and gave me a technical, all I said was I thought it was an offensive foul,” Ross recalled.“He gave me a technical, he gave them free throws.”

“I mean the referees can only do so much, it’s fast-paced and I guess they can go back and watch film, and correct it but it was tough for us because we were getting into our groove.”

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