PBA: Scottie Thompson caps off memorable, historical night for PBA
Philip Matel on Jun 20, 2018 10:23 PM
Several records were tallied and broken in Wednesday's double-header!
What should be an obscure and rainy night for most residents of Metro Manila has been rather historical in nature for the PBA.
The league should remember June 20, 2018 as one of the more historical nights in league history.
According to PBA statistician Fidel Mangonon III, there were three milestones achieved today in the two games today, namely the Phoenix-Globalport tussle and the battle between Ginebra and Columbian.
The margin of victory for both teams were historical in itself, for it is the first time since Sept. 3, 2000 that both teams in a doubleheader had won by 27 points or more.
Phoenix won by 27 against Globalport, 135-108, and Ginebra destroyed Columbian Dyip, also by 27, 134-107.
In case you were wondering, the Sept. 3, 2000 games were a pair of playoff games, which were headlined by San Miguel - Sta. Lucia in Game 1 of the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup Finals, which the Beermen demolished the Realtors by 28, 106-78, and Alaska reigning supreme over Tanduay, also by 28, 119-71, in the battle for third.
Yes, there was a battle for third.
It is also the first time since July 6, 2007 as two players finished with a triple-double.
Import Eugene Phelps (Phoenix) tallied 37 points, 23 rebounds, and 10 assists, while Brgy. Ginebra point guard Scottie Thompson recorded his 3rd career triple-double of 12 markers, 12 boards, and 10 dimes.
San Miguel's import Galen Young submitted 18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists in a 103-96 Battle for 3rd loss vs Red Bull, while Alaska's reinforcement Rossell Ellis posted 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 113-85 win against TNT in Game 1 of the best-of-7 PBA Fiesta Conf. Finals.
More importantly, Mark Caguioa moved up in the list of most prolific scorers in league history. The 38-year old moved up to 15th all-time in the scoring list at 9,931 career points after scoring eight tonight.
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