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Nash Racela, Chua engage in heated halftime tussle

Coach Nash Racela takes a breather after confronting Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua at halftime.
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—Tension ran high at halftime of Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals between Ginebra and TNT at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night.

KaTropa coach Nash Racela and Barangay governor Alfrancis Chua had a feisty exchange of words just as both sides are about to enter their respective dugouts.

Cooler heads would separate the two, but Chua was seen flashing the "dirty finger" to Racela, which TNT did not like.

The argument would date back to the latter part of the second quarter of the match when Chua confronted Racela right after Kelly Williams was whistled for a technical foul.

The said incident capped what had been an emotional second quarter that started when Glen Rice Jr. and Kevin Ferrer had a mini-scuffle early into the period.

Ginebra leads TNT, 60-49, at the half.

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