Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia was slapped with a total of P22,400 worth of fines for his outburst during the second quarter of Game 4 of his team’s best-of-seven semifinal series with the Magnolia Hotshots.
Garcia was ejected after the incident but his absence triggered the fightback for his team as they were able to cut the deficit to only 1 from a high off 22. Rain or Shine’s rally, however, fell short and they settled for a 2-2 series deadlock after the match.
Of the P22,400 fine, P20,000 was for physical contact with referee Peter Balao while P2,400 was for using profane language.
Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga was penalized P3,400 for incurring his 4th technical foul of the conference while Gabe Norwood was fined P1,000 for pointing an accusing finger at the referee.
Game 5 of the said series is scheduled on Wednesday, April 24 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.