Australia-Philippines basketball game abandoned following mass brawl

  • Thirteen players ejected in World Cup qualifier after fight
  • Fiba mulls punishment for both teams after violent scenes

Fiba has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game on Monday.

The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline and video showed a chair being thrown at one player. Former NBA player Andray Blatche, now playing for the Philippines, appeared to throw multiple punches, while Maker came at a Philippines player with legs flying high as the fight continued.

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