Sport Matthew Dellavedova praises Australia's conduct in Philippines brawl

18:55  12 july  2018
18:55  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

FIBA bans 13 players, 2 coaches over Philippines-Australia brawl

  FIBA bans 13 players, 2 coaches over Philippines-Australia brawl FIBA has banned 10 Philippines players and three from Australia after a brawl marred a World Cup qualifier.Ugly scenes on July 2 saw Philippines reduced to just one player, with punches thrown and a chair launched in a melee that took place on and off court.

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Matthew Wright of the Philippines threw a punch at Australia ’ s Daniel Kickert during a brawl that Blatche, formerly of the Nets, were among the ejected players, and the Bucks’ Matthew Dellavedova was playing In contrast, Chot Reyes, the coach of the Filipino team, defended his players’ conduct .

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Matthew Dellavedova praised his Australia teammates for showing restraint in trying to avoid the Philippines brawl that brought a premature end to their FIBA World Cup qualifier at the start of July.

Punches were thrown and a chair was launched as a melee continued on and off court in the third quarter of the game, with nine Philippines players ejected.

Australia, by contrast, had just four players dismissed, as the Bucks guard encouraged visiting players to stay on the bench and ensure they would not be punished for their involvement.

"[The brawl] is disappointing and not something that has ever been seen before in basketball," Dellavedova said. "I can't really say too much because of the investigation.

Massive brawl breaks out during Australia vs. Philippines basketball game

  Massive brawl breaks out during Australia vs. Philippines basketball game Chairs and punches were thrown in a massive brawl between Australia and the Philippines during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. This is one the biggest on court FIGHTS of the last decade!!! WOW. In the hand between Philippines-Australia of #fibawc qualifierspic.twitter.com/fNUq5amZyt via @ardemj— Sportando (@Sportando) July 2, 2018Kobe Bryant, NBA players react to LeBron James joining LakersChairs were thrown:Oh my god. He threw a chair! #Boomerspic.twitter.com/9T5bs5VLou— Ricky Mangidis (@rickm18) July 2, 2018 Thon Maker was involved:Thon Maker out here throwing knees! #Boomerspic.twitter.

NBA players Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker got into a brawl at the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers while playing for the Australian national team. Source: ESPN5 Philippines .

Matthew Dellavedova Retweeted Basketball Australia . Game day vs the Philippines ! #GoBoomers pic.twitter.com/uRT3zBUAWU.

"It's very tough [to stay on the bench] but that's the rules. We didn't fully know the extent of what was going on. It's still tough to know what happened and not have left the bench.

"In the long run, it was the right thing to do, as tough as it was. By not leaving the bench I think everyone showed a lot of restraint in pretty extreme circumstances.

"There's so much positive stuff happening in Australian basketball that it's really, I would say, a blip on the radar.

"Ryan Broekhoff just signed a two-year deal after having a great European career. I was trying to get him over there a couple years earlier. So he's going well, there's a lot of boys going well in Sum [NBA Summer] League.

"The Opals just signed a new sponsor, I think we've got nine NBA boys now, the Opals' World Cup is coming up, I think seven NBA-NBL preseason games. So there's a lot of exciting stuff happening in Australian basketball.

"Then you've got the U.S. games coming up next year which everyone's looking forward to. There probably hasn't been a better time in Australia basketball that I can remember."

Manchester City to sign Daniel Arzani .
Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Melbourne City’s Daniel Arzani, the Daily Mail reports. The Australian prospect is expected to be immediately sent out on loan to Celtic for the 2018/19 season. The 19-year-old is expected to join City for a fee in the region of £280,000. Celtic are thought to have beaten off competition from PSV Eindhoven in securing the attacking midfielder on loan. Arzani made three appearances for Australia at the World Cup and also attracted interest from the likes of Roma. However City appear to have won the race for his signature and in joining Celtic on loan, Arzani will link up with fellow Australian Tom Rogic. City’s deal for Arzani will be similar to the one they completed for midfielder Aaron Mooy back in 2016 before he joined Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan, then later completing a permanent move to the Terriers.

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