Monday, June 25, 2018

The 50 & above point club (All-time scoring record)

Local players' all-time one-game scoring record (50 points and above)

Allan Caidic, 79 pts, Tivoli Milk 162 Ginebra 149, November 21, 1991
Paul Alvarez, 71 pts, Alaska 169 Shell 138, April 26, 1990
Allan Caidic, 68 pts, Presto 175 Alaska 159, November 2, 1989
Danny Florencio, 64 pts, 7-Up 121 Toyota 136, November 5, 1977
William Adornado, 64 pts, U-Tex 126 San Miguel 111, November 23, 1980
Abe King, 60 pts, Toyota 142 Crispa 172, June 21, 1979






















Adriano Papa, Jr, 59 pts, Mariwasa 152 Royal 126, June 1977
Ricardo Brown, 57 pts, Great Taste 133 Ginebra 139 (Game 2, 3rd), November 24, 1985
Allan Caidic, 57 pts, Presto 134 Alaska 128, July 8, 1990
William Adornado, 54 pts, U-Tex 121 Presto 105, November 11, 1980
Rudy Distrito, 54 pts, Ginebra 149 Tivoli Milk 162, November 21, 1991
Ricardo Brown, 52 pts, Great Taste 125 Shell 128 OT (Game 1, 3rd), August 26, 1986
Tony Torrente, 51 pts, Royal, April or May 1979 (Exact date not yet known)
Dennis Abbatuan, 51 pts, Tanduay 127 Northern 95 (Game 1, 3rd), October 30, 1984
Asi Taulava, 51 pts, Talk 'N Text 131 Purefoods 105, May 16, 2004
Danny Florencio, 50 pts, 7-Up 159 Royal 150 2OT, May 24, 1977
Fortunato Co, Jr, 50 pts, Crispa 172 Toyota 142, June 21, 1979
William Adornado, 50 pts, U-Tex 116 Gilbeys 110 (Game 1, QF),  June 10, 1982
Benjie Paras, 50 pts, Shell 143 Alaska 160, April 30, 1989
Benjie Paras, 50 pts, Shell 136 San Miguel 123, October 26, 1989
Allan Caidic, 50 pts, Presto 115 Anejo 119, August 9, 1990
Stanley Pringle, 50 pts, GlobalPort 133 Columbian Dyip 115, June 22, 2018




The PBA annuals only shows those who scored 60 points and above. The list may still be incomplete with few records from 1975-1981.

Not on the list is Arthur Engelland, a naturalized player from NCC, who scored 60 points in Game 3 of series for 3rd place vs Tanduay on November 4, 1984.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

PBA team standings (1975-1979)

1975 PBA season

Elimination round (Won - Loss)

First Conference / Second Conference *round of six carryover standings
Toyota (13 - 3) / Toyota (6 - 2) *(10 - 3)
Crispa (12 - 4) / Crispa (6 - 2) *(10 - 3)
U-Tex (10 - 6) / Royal (6 - 2) *(8 - 5)
Royal (10 - 6) / Noritake (5 - 3) *(7 - 6)
Noritake (8 - 8) / U-Tex (5 - 3) *(7 - 6)
Carrier (7 - 9) / Carrier (5 - 3) *(6 - 7)
Tanduay (5 - 11) / Tanduay (1 - 7)
Presto (5 - 11) / Presto (1 - 7)
7-Up (2 - 14) / 7-Up (1 - 7)

Semifinal standings (W - L):
1st Conference: Toyota (6 - 0), Crispa (3 - 3), U-Tex (3 - 3), Royal (0 - 6)
2nd Conference: Crispa (4 - 2), Toyota (3 - 3), Noritake (3 - 3), Royal (2 - 4)

1976 PBA season

First Conference / Second Conference
Crispa (15 - 1) / Toyota (14 - 2)
Toyota (14 - 2) / Crispa (12 - 4)
Quasar (11 - 5) / U-Tex (12 - 4)
Noritake (9 - 7) / Royal (10 - 6)
Royal (8 - 8) / Noritake (9 - 7)
U-Tex (7 - 9) / Tanduay (6 - 10)
Tanduay (5 - 11) / 7-Up (6 - 10)
N-Rich (2 - 14) / Fiberlite (2 - 14)
7-Up (1 - 15) / N-Rich (1 - 15)

Semifinal standings:
1st Conference: Toyota (5 - 1), Crispa (4 - 2), Noritake (3 - 3), Quasar (0 - 6)
2nd Conference: Toyota (5 - 1), Crispa (4 - 2), U-Tex (3 - 3), Royal (0 - 6)

1977 PBA season

All-Filipino Conference / Open Conference
Crispa (13 - 1) / Crispa (11 - 3)
Toyota (9 - 5) / Toyota (9 - 5)
Tanduay (9 - 5) / Tanduay (9 - 5)
Mariwasa (8 - 6) / U-Tex (8 - 6)
Presto (7 - 7) / 7-Up (7 - 7)
U-Tex (6 - 8) / Tanduay (7 - 7)
Royal (2 - 12) / Royal (3 - 11)
7-Up (2 - 12) / Mariwasa (2 - 12)

Semifinal standings:
AFC: Crispa (6 - 0), Mariwasa (3 - 3), Tanduay (2 - 4), Toyota (1 - 5)
Open: U-Tex (8 - 2), Crispa (7 - 3), Toyota (7 - 3), 7-Up (4 - 6), Tanduay (3 - 7), Presto (1 - 9)

1978 PBA season

All-Filipino Conference / Open Conference
Toyota (12 - 2) / U-Tex (10 - 4)
Crispa (12 - 2) / Crispa (10 - 4)
Tanduay (7 - 7) / Tanduay (9 - 5)
Filmanbank (7 - 7) / Toyota (9 - 5)
U-Tex (7 - 7) / Royal (7 - 7)
Royal (5 - 9) / Honda (6 - 8)
Great Taste (4 - 10) / Filmanbank (4 - 10)
Honda (2 - 12) / Great Taste (1 - 13)

Semifinal standings:
AFC: Toyota (4 - 2), Filmanbank (4 - 2), Crispa (3 - 3), Tanduay (1 - 5)
Open: U-Tex (5 - 1), Crispa (4 - 2), Toyota (2 - 4), Tanduay (1 - 5)

1979 PBA season

All-Filipino Conference / Open Conference
Crispa (14 - 2) / Royal (13 - 3)
Toyota (14 - 2) / Toyota (12 - 4)
Filmanbank (12 - 4) / Crispa (11 - 5)
Tanduay (10 - 6) / Great Taste (11 - 5)
U-Tex (7 - 9) / U-Tex (8 - 8)
Great Taste (6 - 10) / Tanduay (6 - 10)
Royal (6 - 10) / Gilbey's (5 - 11)
Honda (2 - 14) / Honda (4 - 12)
Gilbey's (1 - 15) / Filmanbank (2 - 14)

Semifinal standings:
AFC: Crispa (5 - 1), Toyota (4 - 2), Tanduay (3 - 3), Filmanbank (0 - 6)
Open: Royal (5 - 1), Toyota (4 - 2), Crispa (3 - 3), Great Taste (0 - 6)

Third Conference standings

1975 All-Philippine: 

Crispa (3 - 0), Toyota (2 - 1), Royal (1 - 2), U-Tex (0 - 3)
1976 All-Philippine:
Toyota (4 - 0), Crispa (2 - 2), Noritake (2 - 2), U-Tex (1 - 3), Royal (1 - 3)
1977 Invitational:
Emtex/Brazil (7 - 0), Toyota (6 - 1), Crispa (4 - 3), Tanduay (4 - 3),
U-Tex (3 - 4), Ramrod/Australia (2 - 5), Mariwasa-Honda (2 - 5), Presto (0 - 7)
1978 Invitational:
Toyota (4 - 0), Tanduay (3 - 1), U-Tex (2 - 2), Crispa (1 - 3), Filmanbank (0 - 4)
1979 Invitational:
Crispa (4 - 1), Toyota (4 - 1), Gilbey's (3 - 2),
U-Tex (2 - 3), Royal (1 - 4), Great Taste (1 - 4)

*The 1975 and 1976 team standings are credited to the Crispa-Toyota blogsite.

Friday, December 22, 2017

The PBA imports in 1998 (2nd part)


Purefoods' Khari Jaxon and Pop Cola's Marcus Timmons played only one game in the PBA.


The defending champions of the Commissioner's Cup, Ginebra San Miguel (known last year as Gordon's Gin), failed to make past the eliminations. 


Last season's best import awardee Jeff Ward was rehired by San Miguel but was replaced by another returnee Lamont Strothers, who led the Beermen to a runner-up finish.


Veteran imports Norman Black, Bobby Parks and Ken Redfield saw action for a few games in the Commissioner's Cup.

The PBA imports in 1998 (1st part)



John Best and Donald Williams gave Shell its third PBA title and their first championship in six years by winning the Governors Cup crown.


The hurricane Tony Harris played his last season in the PBA.


The Realtors just could not get the right import in the Centennial Cup and Governors Cup.

c/o PBA archives

Monday, December 11, 2017

PBA players stats up to 1983 season (2 of 2)


Stats of two of the second starting unit of Toyota, Emer Legaspi and Nic Bulaong.


Three from Gilbey's, Willie Generalao, Joseph Herrera and Steve Watson.


From SMBeer, Renato Lobo, Biboy Ravanes and Rudy Lalota.


Four from Great Taste, Bernardo Carpio, Noel Guzman, Eddie Boy Mendoza and Joey Marquez.

PBA players stats up to 1983 season (1 of 2)


The players' personal-high was only written in PBA annuals starting the 1979 season. Royal/SMB's Jess Migalbin had a high of 42 points in the 1980 season. Manny Paner, chosen among the first 25 PBA greatest players, had his highest of 35 points in 1980 while playing for Great Taste.


Lim Eng Beng scored 45 points in one game during the 1978 PBA season. It could be the highest among the locals that season.  


Like Lim EB, Danny Florencio's 64 points in the 1977 PBA season was exceptional, as it is written in the PBA annual as well. Tony Torrente, playing for RTO in 1979, owns the second-highest points in a single game that season with 51 points.


Jimmy Manansala, the 1978 PBA rookie of the year, scored a high of 45 in his sophomore year and 40 points in 1980. Pongkee Alolor's single-game high in his rookie year is 34 points while playing for Finance.

c/o PBA archives

Saturday, December 9, 2017

PBA players stats up to 1996 season (2 of 2)


Boy Cabahug and Bobby Jose of Mobiline.


Five Ginebra players with rookies Marlou Aquino and Bal David in their first season.


Glenn Capacio and Jerry Codinera of Purefoods.


c/o PBA archives.