Crispa was fined a total of P82,000 for forfeiting the fourth game of the 1975 PBA Second Conference finals against Toyota. The Redmanizers opted not to play over the selection of referees during the championship series.
Crispa fined P82,000
By Artemio Engracia Jr.
Philippines Daily Express
Published Friday November 28, 1975
CRISPA WAS fined a total of P82,000 for forfeiting the fourth game of the Philippine Basketball Association’s second conference championship series against Toyota, it was learned yesterday from sources close to PBA commissioner Leo Prieto.
The fine, which was P32,000 more than the original amount set by the commissioner and approved by the PBA board of governors, included the amount lost by television and the two other teams playing in the series.
Thursday, November 27, 1975
Saturday, November 22, 1975
Crispa team manager Danny Floro said the decision to award Toyota the 1975 PBA Second Conference title by forfeiture was caused by misunderstanding between him and the league’s board of governors, even as Toyota coach Dante Silverio expressed confidence of his team winning the series had Game 4 went on as scheduled.
‘Twas a case of misunderstanding, says Danny Floro
Philippines Daily Express
Published Sunday, November 23, 1975
CRISPA was set to request the Philippine Basketball Association to postpone for Sunday its scheduled fourth game against Toyota, but the PBA learned this too late as signals got crossed between the PBA board of governors and Crispa manager Danny Floro last Friday.
This was the explanation of Floro yesterday even as he announced that the Redmanizers will definitely play in the third conference scheduled Nov. 30-Dec. 18 under prevailing rules and regulations to scotch reports that his team was pulling out of the association.
Friday, November 21, 1975
Toyota was declared as champion of the 1975 PBA second conference champion after Crispa forfeited the fourth game of the best-of-five title series. It was the second straight crown for the Comets after beating the Redmanizers in the finals of the first conference.
Toyota named champ as Crispa forfeits game
Published Tuesday November 22, 1975
The board of governors of the Philippine Basketball Association yesterday declared Toyota champion of the PBA second conference after Crispa forfeited its scheduled game with Toyota at the Araneta Coliseum.
A press release issued by the PBA yesterday stated that Crispa had decided, during an emergency meeting of the PBA board of governors to “voluntarily concede” its game with Toyota scheduled at 6:45 p.m. today.
The board ruled that “voluntarily conceding” of a game is not allowable as per provisions of the PBA constitution. It declared Toyota champion, with Crispa runner-up.
Thursday, November 20, 1975
Sparked by the return of Ramon Fernandez, Toyota won Game 3 to close in on capturing the 1975 PBA Second Conference crown. Crispa team manager Danny Floro, however, hinted at forfeiting the next game over the selection of referees during the title series.
Toyota smothers Crispa, 115-102
By Al Mendoza
Published Thursday, November 20, 1975
Toyota coach Dante Silverio used Ramon Fernandez last night and the move paid off as teh Comets brought down Crispa, 115-102, to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series for the Philippine Basketball Association second conference championship at the Araneta Coliseum.
Fernandez, his newly-operated broken nose protected by a plaster cast, responded by playing his usual triple-threat game.
Tuesday, November 18, 1975
Crispa leaned on a fourth quarter run to tie the 1975 PBA Second Conference finals at a game apiece. It was only Crispa’s fifth win in 14 games against Toyota in the professional ranks.
Crispa stops Toyota, 101-91
By Al Mendoza
Published Wednesday November 19, 1975
Crispa-Floro blitzed Toyota with a vicious fourth quarter assault last night to win, 101-91, and square their best-of-five series for the Philippine Basketball Association second conference championship at the Araneta Coliseum at one game apiece.
The Redmanizers routed the Comets, 33-18, in the final 12 minutes to avenge their 98-96 setback at the hands of the first conference champions last Sunday.
Thus, the two teams are all tied up going into tomorrow’s crucial third game, which will see the return of Toyota’s Robert Jaworski and Crispa’s Rodolfo Soriano to their respective teams.
A preview of Game 2 of the 1975 PBA Second Conference finals by the Daily Express described the aftermath of Toyota’s riot-marred victory in the series opener.
Crispa tries to settle score vs. Toyota today
The Philippine Daily Express
Published Tuesday November 18, 1975
Robert Jaworski of Toyota and Rodolfo Soriano are doubtful starters as the Comets and the Redmanizers resume today their explosive best-of-five series for the Philippine Basketball Association’s second conference championship at the Araneta Coliseum.
With Ramon Fernandez out of the series with a broken nose suffered in their first game last Sunday which Toyota won, 98-96, the Comets go into the 7:45 p.m. contest with the Redmanizers slight underdogs anew.
Sunday, November 16, 1975
Fights involving players and fans marred Toyota’s victory in Game 1 of the 1975 PBA Second Conference finals. Supporters of both teams trade blows during the fourth quarter, causing a 20-minute delay.
Toyota takes 1st game in a riot-marred match
By Al Mendoza
Published Monday November 17, 1975
Toyota held on to a 98-96 victory over arch-rival Crispa-Floro last night in a bruising, bloody contest that opened their best-of-five series for the Philippine Basketball Association’s second conference championship before a jampacked crowd of at the 32,000-seat Araneta Coliseum.
Last night’s match was an eye-opener for the organizers: security measures were sadly wanting.
The match was so bruising that forays scuffles did not only involve players but also spectators, whose own rumble disrupted the match for about 20 minutes before police officers restored order.
Friday, November 14, 1975
The Sports Weekly Magazine published an inside look at how Crispa snapped its six-game losing skid against Toyota during their out-of-town PBA Second Conference semifinal game in Cebu City.
THE INSIDE STORY
Sports Weekly Magazine
Published November 14-21, 1975
Thousands called them favorite ‘Whipping Boys! Almost everybody, including the fanatical followers, thought the Crispa-Floro Redmanizers had been buried too deep when they lost six straight matches to Toyota. But Sunday night in Cebu City, the Florians came alive, subjecting the Comets to a humihilating defeat that untangled a skein of defeats.
Also, the spell’s broken when the final buzzer sounded the end of their 48-minute hostility with the Redmanizers leaping with joy into each other’s arms and an ardent admirer jumping into the center of the court shouting, ‘They can’t beat us all the time. We did it. The jinx is shattered!’
Sunday, November 9, 1975
Crispa ended a six-game losing streak against Toyota by winning their second-and-final out-of-town game held in Cebu City. The victory put the Redmanizers one game shy of making the 1975 PBA Second Conference finals.
Crispa five finally beats Toyota; Noritake wins
By Al Mendoza
Published Monday November 10, 1975
CEBU CITY, Nov. 9 - Crispa finally broke a frustrating six-game losing streak against Toyota tonight when the Redmanizers rolled back the Comets, 108-102, to take a share of the lead in the Philippine Basketball Association semifinal round.
The victory tied Crispa with Noritake, which edged Royal Tru-Orange, 134-131, at the West Negros College gym in Bacolod City for its third win against two defeats.
The loss tied the Orangemen with the Comets for last place in the four-team semifinals, each with a 2-3 card.
The Redmanizers riddled the Comet defense three fourths of the way to lead by 24 points at one time but floundered precariously in the dying minutes before firming up their stand to finish with a spare.
Friday, November 7, 1975
Toyota extended its winning streak against Crispa to six games in their first of two out-of-town meetings. The Comets’ victory created a tie in the four-team semifinals with the Redmanizers, Noritake and Royal Tru-Orange.
Toyota nips Crispa anew
By Al Mendoza
Published Saturday November 8, 1975
ILOILO CITY, Nov. 7 - Toyota, its guns blazing in the first half, cooled off anew in the final half before pulling through with eight seconds left to beat arch-rival Crispa, 109-105, in a pulse-pounding match at the University of San Agustin gym her tonight.
At the Aznar Coliseum in Cebu City, Manuel Paner’s undergoal stab with five ticks left lifted Royal Tru-Orange to an 89-87 win over Noritake that put the four semifinalists dead even with two wins and two losses apiece.
Only two games are left for each team in this double round-robin series in which the top two teams meet for the Philippine Basketball Association second conference championship.