MANILA, Philippines – The PBA D-League is now down to 12 teams after the Mila’s Lechon Roasters formally announced their withdrawal from the league on Monday, February 12.
As reported earlier by Inquirer Sports , team owner Aika Salanguit cited “internal problems” as the reason for the pullout.
This announcement came after the team’s management was summoned by Commissioner Willie Marcial following their controversial 47-point roasting at the hands of the Zark’s-LPU Jawbreakers, 102-55 .
The game in question went normally for the first two quarters, where the 0-4 Roasters only trailed by 5, 44-39. However, they seemingly lost the will to fight in the following half, where they proceeded to give up identical 29-8 third and fourth quarters to the NCAA finalist squad, totaling to a lopsided 58-16 second half. At one point, they gave up a 23-0 run and in another, they were assessed a technical foul for calling excessive timeouts.
Their withdrawal means that all 4 teams which beat them, namely JRU, Perpetual, Gamboa-St. Clare and Zark’s-LPU, will each lose one win from their official standings. – Rappler.com