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Huge blow for TNT as Rice sent off after altercation with Ferrer

Glen Rice Jr. answered the Ginebra fans' verbal banters after getting thrown out early into Game 4.
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Glen Rice Jr. and Kevin Ferrer were already sizing each other during Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals.

But in Game 4, the heated match-up between the two reached boiling point, and it led to the TNT's import's ejection.

Rice was sent off early into the KaTropa's do-or-die battle with the Barangay at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.

With TNT up, 35-23, Rice shoved Kevin Ferrer while the latter guarded the former with 1:41 left in the period, which was merited for a flagrant foul penalty one.

Rice then threw the ball near Ferrer's head out of frustration, and the officials slapped him with a technical foul that led to his ejection.

The said disqualification proved to be a bit crucial as Ginebra cut the lead to nine, 41-32, at the end of the first quarter.

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