By the Numbers: Christmas Clasico

Paul Lintag on Dec 26, 2017 06:03 PM
By the Numbers: Christmas Clasico
Mark Caguioa is the PBA leader in terms of total points scored on Christmas Day. Oh yes, that's right.

With all 12 teams finally playing at least one game, the 43rd PBA season is officially here.

Like for real.

And with that in mind, a brand-new By The Numbers PBA edition is also here. This should be fun.

Okay let's do this. Oh Happy Holidays, Kapamilya!



Number of Christmas Day wins for Brgy. Ginebra, most in the league and it's not even close.

The Gin Kings have made it an annual tradition to win on Christmas Day, losing only once in 11 tries.

Ginebra's only Christmas loss came 11 years ago against Talk 'N Text.



Number of Christmas Clasico wins by Ginebra in four games.

The Gin Kings simply own this Holiday and this rivalry for a couple of years now. Ginebra has three straight Christmas Clasico wins over the Hotshots and since last season, the Gin Kings are 8-3 in Manila Clasico games.

This has to be killing Magnolia fans all over.



Number of points scored by Ginebra's Mark Caguioa on Christmas Day games, most in the league.

The Spark scored seven points in the Gin Kings win over Magnolia, pushing his total to 122 points.



Average points of Globalport's Terrence Romeo on Christmas Day games (minimum of two games), best in the PBA.

However, the Bro sat out the Batang Pier's loss to NLEX this year as he continues to deal with a knee injury.




Sticking to scoring on Christmas, the now retired Jimmy Alapag holds the single-game record for most points on Christmas.

The Mighty Mouse scored 39 points, 24 from beyond the arc, in 2004 when the then Phone Pals lost to Ginebra on December 25.



Number of undefeated PBA teams at the Philippine Arena.

NLEX (1-0) joined Kia (2-0) as the only two teams not to take an L at the massive INC-owned facility.

The PBA has played six playdates at the Philippine Arena so far. Blackwater (0-2), TNT (0-1), and Globalport (0-1) have yet to win there.

Meanwhile, Meralco is 1-2 at the Philippine Arena and Ginebra is 5-1 including one championship.



Kiefer Ravena's scoring average so far in the PBA.

The Phenom has been living up to hype i nthe big league two games in so far.

In his debut game, Kiefer went for 18 points and 12 assists before dropping another 20 points in s a Christmas-day win for NLEX.




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