Rice Jr. ejected early in Game 4 after shoving Ferrer
Paul Lintag on Oct 08, 2017 07:19 PM
Glen Rice Jr. was ejected in the first quarter of Game 4 against Ginebra after he shoved Kevin Ferrer to the floor before throwing the ball at the rookie's face. He was called for a flagrant foul penalty 1 and a technical for his actions.
After a tense Game 3, it did not take long for Game 4 of the Governors' Cup semifinals between defending champion Ginebra and TNT to get heated.
Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer finally got under the skin of KaTropa import Glen Rice Jr. as yet another incident involving the two led to the early ejection of TNT's high-scoring reinforcement.
With 1:41 to go in the opening period, Rice and Ferrer got entangled on the court directly in front of the TNT bench.
Rice Jr. then shoved Ferrer to the floor before throwing the ball at the rookie's face. He missed a direct head shot but he was eventually called for a flagrant foul penatly 1 and a technical.
He was promptly ejected afterwards with the KaTropa on top, 35-23. The first quarter ended with TNT taking a 41-32 lead.
Before he made his exit, Rice Jr. was also seen exchanging words with TNT alternate governor Pato Gregorio. He was accompanied by head coach Nash Racela as he walked towards the dugout where he spent some time before finally leaving the Araneta Coliseum minutes later.
Rice Jr. did not grant media interviews as he was escorted out of the arena by a handful of TNT officials and arena security.
The Gin Kings lead this best-of-5 series, 2-1.
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