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Chris Ross: ‘(Refs) gave me two technicals for (doing) nothing’

Chris Ross: ‘(Refs) gave me two technicals for (doing) nothing’

ARWIND Santos wasn’t the only San Miguel player whose night ended early in Game Two of the PBA Commissioners Cup Finals.

Just moments after Santos’ ejection for a flagrant foul 2, Chris Ross followed suit as he was ejected for getting his second technical foul following an altercation with Ginebra’s Joe Devance at the final 5:03 mark of the fourth quarter and SMB up, 119-99.

Ross, who threw his jersey to the fans before disappearing into the tunnel leading to the Smart Araneta Coliseum dugout, was naturally furious, claiming innocence for both of his technical fouls.

“I didnt do nothing. They gave me two techs for nothing,” Ross told waiting reporters as he entered their locker room.

Ross ended the night scoreless with five assists, but with the way his teammates were playing, he didn’t need to score much.

Game Two became testy in the fourth quarter, with Santos being ejected for what looked like a hard shoulder tackle on Scottie Thompson. Renaldo Balkman and Sol Mercado also got into heated conversations.

While surprised with the technical fouls that he received, Ross said that it doesn’t really matter so long as the Beermen got the 134-109 victory that evened their best-of-seven series at 1-1.

“We won, that’s it. The technicals, I don’t think I deserve them but the referees called them so I’ll live with it. As long as my team won, that’s all that matters,” Ross said.

Even the early ejection won’t rain on Ross parade as he was delighted with the way they bounced back after a horror 28-point loss in Game One.

“We had to win, man. They came out, played hungrier than us. They played like it was the final game. We played like it was a tune-up game. We corrected that,” Ross said.

“Balkman kinda pumped us up during practice. The coaches made the right adjustments and it worked.”