Australia-Philippines basketball game ends early after mass brawl

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Normally this kind of incident descends into little more than handbags but that wasn't the case on this occasion.

The score ended in Australia's favor at 79-48, when officials called off the game after repeated (and seemingly intentional) fouls from the Philippines.

Australia big man Daniel Kickert retaliated by leveling Pogoy with an elbow to the face, precipitating an all-out brawl that featured several punches, flying kicks, a thrown chair and, eventually, 13 ejections.

The Philippines team sparked more disgrace when many posed for a court-side selfie after the fight.

Blatche, who played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association and is now playing in China, was one of the players most central to the brawl, retaliating quickly when the pushing and shoving began. At the end of this we will await for the referees' decision.

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The scariest scenes were under the basket where a swarm of Philippine players and fans crowded Goulding and teammate Nathan Sobey, the TV footage was blurred at times but some shots showed flurries of punches being thrown at the grounded players.

The victory means that Australia finishes on top of Asian Zone Group B with five wins from six games, though both teams had already progressed to the second stage of qualification.

Basketball is not supposed to be a full-contact sport, but a FIBA qualifying match between Austalia and the Philippines got brutal after one foul led to a massive brawl.

The entire fracas was started when Australian guard Chris Goulding was shoved to the floor by Roger Ray Pogoy, igniting a bench-clearing brawl that even appeared to include some of the Filipino coaching staff and trainers stomping on someone.

FIBA has opened disciplinary hearings as a result of the incident. "We are extremely disappointed with what happened and our role in it", Moore said.

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