PBA: Standhardinger now holds record for most minutes played by local in a game

Paul Lintag on Nov 28, 2019 11:35 AM
PBA: Standhardinger now holds record for most minutes played
“My legs are very tired,” Standhardinger, who finished with 33 points and 23 rebounds in the do-or-die win, said. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

Christian Standhardinger got his minutes alright.

By playing 61 minutes and two seconds for Northport in a triple-overtime classic against top-ranked NLEX in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals, Standhardinger now holds the record for most minutes played in a game by a local in PBA history.

The previous record was held by Kerby Raymundo at 61 minutes. The all-time record is 63 minutes by import Lambert Shell and Lew Massey.

Sixty-three minutes is the current max for the PBA as no game in the history of the league has gone past three overtimes.

“My legs are very tired,” Standhardinger, who finished with 33 points and 23 rebounds in the do-or-die win, said.

“It feels amazing. I’m very happy but you don’t see it. I’m just so tired. I’m just like calm and happy. I’m so proud of my guys, we never stopped fighting,” he added as Northport erased a 15-point deficit and battled through three extra sessions for the win.

By taking down NLEX, the Batang Pier became only the fourth no. 8 seed in league history to beat a no. 1 seed to advance in the playoffs.

Standhardinger came in the middle of the conference via trade from San Miguel Beer. He debuted with Northport together with new import Michael Qualls.

The Batang Pier dealt with injuries as well, most notably to super rookie Robert Bolick.

In making the semifinals, Northport won four straight games, three against NLEX.

“To be honest with you, I’m so happy about making top-4 with this team,” Standhardinger said.

“We just got for one and a half months ago. This is huge. We should really celebrate that we are under the best four teams in this conference. This is a huge accomplishment and obviously we got to try our best but I think we are on the right track to really created a winning culture,” he added.

 

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