TNT's Govs' Cup import denies instigating halftime incident in Game 3 vs. SMB

Paul Lintag on Jun 25, 2017 11:37 PM
TNT's Govs' Cup import denies instigating halftime incident
Michael Craig (in Jordan shirt), TNT's Governors' Cup import, denied that he had a thing to do in a halftime commotion that marred Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals against San Miguel.

TNT's Commissioner's Cup standby import Mike Myers and Governors' Cup reinforcement Michael Craig were both ejected from their VIP seats at the Araneta Coliseum in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals.

That is a fact.

Both imports were escorted out their seats for taunting San Miguel's Chris Ross during the second quarter of Sunday's game.

Both players eventually made their way back to the court, taking their seats behind the KaTropa bench.

However, the incidents did not stop there.

As both teams retreated to the locker room at halftime, Craig allegedy shook the railings that separated both teams, in effect hitting San Miguel governor.

Things went a litte crazy from then on as Beermen assistant coach Boycie Zamar tried to confront the opposing players.

Fortunately, the incident didn't escalate any further and the game continued with little to no trouble.

Craig, vehemently denied instigating the halftime commotion.

He says he's not even sure how he was involved.

"Nothing really happened," Craig said.

"Somebody swung the gate open and it happened to hit... I don't know. I didn't swing the gates so I don't know what happened.

As for the alleged shouting match with Zamar and other SMB officials, Craig denied that too.

"I didn't get in a verbal nothing. Like I said, I was trying to go to the locker room, somebody swung the gate and I threw my hands up," he said.

This episode is just the latest in a heated Finals matchup between San Miguel and TNT. Game 4 is set for Wednesday with the Beermen, holding a 2-1 edge.



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