PBA slaps P40K fine on Nic Belasco, P30K on Shawn Taggart for post-game fight


The PBA just released the much-anticipated penalty for Phoenix assistant coach Nic Belasco and Rain or Shine import Shawn Taggart who figured in a post-game fight last April 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Belasco was fined P30K for fighting plus P10K for being the instigator. Taggart was slapped with a similar P30K fine.

The two, however, escaped suspension.

Video of the game showed the incident taking place seconds after the Elasto Painters scored a come-from-behind 96-94 win as Belasco shoved Taggart hard on the face as both teams were about to go their respective dugouts.

The RoS import retaliated by swinging at the Phoenix deputy coach before cooler heads intervened.


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