Sport Matthew Dellavedova praises Australia's conduct in Philippines brawl

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

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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.

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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."

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