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