Magnolia Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero and NLEX Road Warriors bruiser JQ Quinahan engaged in a heated exchange of words during Game 5 of their semis match-up, Sunday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
The incident happened with 5:35 left in the 4th period and Magnolia up by 11, 75-64.
A foul was called on Quinahan and the 33-year old native of Cebu City did not agree with it. He protested vehemently and since the play happened in from of the Hotshots bench, his mumbling reached Victolero and the 2nd year coach fired back.
Cooler heads prevented the verbal altercation from further escalating.